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From: Soeren Sonnenburg <>
To: Vaidyanathan Srinivasan <>
Cc: Linux Kernel <>
Subject: Re: prioritize PCI traffic ?
Date: Mon, 15 Jan 2007 15:00:30 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <1168869630.15294.44.camel@localhost> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

On Mon, 2007-01-15 at 19:23 +0530, Vaidyanathan Srinivasan wrote:
> Soeren Sonnenburg wrote:
> > Dear all,
> > 
> > is it possible to explicitly tell the kernel to prioritize PCI traffic
> > for a number of cards in pci slots x,y,z ?
> > 
> > I am asking as severe ide traffic causes lost frames when watching TV
> > using 2 DVB cards + vdr... This is simply due to the fact that the PCI
> > bus is saturated...
> How do you know that the bus is saturated?

I simply dd if=/dev/sd? of=/dev/null from four brand new sata-harddisks.

> Are you streaming data to/from the ide hard disks/CDROM?


> Do you have DMAs 'ON' for the hard disks?


> Is everything just fine if there are no IDE traffic?


> Are you running 2.6 kernel with preempt 'ON'?


> Are all hardware on the same IRQ line? (shared interrupts)

no: libata devices are on IRQ 16 and DVB devices on IRQ 20

> > So, is any prioritizing of the PCI bus possible ?
> The drivers + application indirectly can control priority on the
> bus.  Just reduce the priority of the application that uses IDE and
> see if adjusting nice values of applications can change the scenario.

That unfortunately did not help... no change...

Sometimes, there's a moment as you're waking, when you become aware of
the real world around you, but you're still dreaming.

  reply	other threads:[~2007-01-15 14:00 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 9+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2007-01-15 11:07 Soeren Sonnenburg
2007-01-15 12:01 ` Andreas Mohr
2007-01-15 12:07   ` Soeren Sonnenburg
2007-01-15 13:53 ` Vaidyanathan Srinivasan
2007-01-15 14:00   ` Soeren Sonnenburg [this message]
2007-01-15 14:53     ` Vaidyanathan Srinivasan
2007-01-17 20:22       ` Hans-Peter Jansen
2007-01-27  0:32         ` Lee Revell
     [not found] <>
2007-01-15 14:24 ` Robert Hancock

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