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From: Simon Huggins <huggie@earth.li>
To: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>
Cc: linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org,
	Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>,
	Pierre Ossman <drzeus@drzeus.cx>
Subject: Re: Scheduler broken? sdhci issues with scheduling
Date: Sat, 1 Mar 2008 12:42:04 +0000	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20080301124203.GL24533@paranoidfreak.co.uk> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20080229203914.GD27212@elte.hu>

(please cc me)

On Fri, Feb 29, 2008 at 09:39:14PM +0100, Ingo Molnar wrote:
> * Simon Huggins <huggie@earth.li> wrote:
> > On Fri, Feb 29, 2008 at 02:34:33PM +0100, Ingo Molnar wrote:
> > > * Simon Huggins <huggie@earth.li> wrote:
> > > > [ Please Cc me on replies ]
> > > > I had a bug with sdhci which Pierre Ossman looked at for me.
> > > > In the end essentially the fix was to use HZ=1000 and nothing else. 
> > > > Pierre seemed to think that this was a bug in the scheduler.
> > > does the patch below help, even if you keep HZ=100? This doesnt look 
> > > like a scheduler issue, it's more of a timer/timing issue. Different HZ 
> > > means different msleep() results - and the mmc code does a loop of small 
> > > msleep delays.
> > Thanks for looking at it.
> > I did tests with 2.6.24.3 with HZ=1000 and HZ=100 and as expected the
> > latter didn't work.
[..]
> > That doesn't work.  I did a test with HZ=100 and this patch.  I've 
> > attached the log as patch1-log.

> > Anything else I can try?
> so neither precise, nor imprecise timings help??

I don't know.  I don't really understand the patches I applied I'm
afraid; I'm just reporting the results.

I've cc'd Pierre Ossman so he might have a look from the sdhci point of
view.

Pierre, the thread starts here:
http://lkml.org/lkml/2008/2/29/118

Simon.

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  reply	other threads:[~2008-03-01 12:42 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 16+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2008-02-29 11:52 Simon Huggins
2008-02-29 13:34 ` Ingo Molnar
2008-02-29 13:51   ` Ingo Molnar
2008-02-29 14:00     ` Ingo Molnar
2008-02-29 19:39       ` Simon Huggins
2008-02-29 20:39         ` Ingo Molnar
2008-03-01 12:42           ` Simon Huggins [this message]
2008-03-01 14:08             ` Pierre Ossman
2008-03-02 10:40 ` Pavel Machek
2008-03-02 18:04   ` Simon Huggins
2008-03-03 19:43   ` Pierre Ossman
2008-03-03 20:38     ` Pavel Machek
2008-03-03 21:05       ` Pierre Ossman
2008-03-13 21:17         ` Simon Huggins
2008-03-15 15:04           ` Pierre Ossman
2008-04-20 21:07             ` Simon Huggins

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