Bug 239665 - very large scheduling latency when restart X
very large scheduling latency when restart X
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Peter Zijlstra
Martin Jenner
: 239666 (view as bug list)
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Reported: 2007-05-10 08:58 EDT by Eddy Zhao
Modified: 2014-08-11 01:40 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2012-06-20 12:11:54 EDT
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Description Eddy Zhao 2007-05-10 08:58:58 EDT
Our realtime app is troubled by a realtime problem related to X on RHEL4U4, you 
can reproduce the problem like below

 * run RHEL4U4
 * boot into runlevel 5
 * killall -9 X
 * system scheduling latency (+ interrupt latency) jumps to 6382ms!! 

I'm using realfeel to measure scheduling latency, you can find the tool below
(PS. before compiling the tool, you should change SAMPLES to larger value, eg. 


The problem was reproduced on 3 test machines, all have configuration below

 * /etc/redhat-release
     Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS release 4 (Nahant Update 4)
 * uname -a
     Linux localhost.localdomain 2.6.9-42.EL #1 Wed Jul 12 23:16:43 EDT 2006 
i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux
 * lspci | grep VGA
     00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 945G/GZ Express 
Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 02)

Test result is below

  0.0 15214
  0.1 3
  0.2 373
  0.3 3
  0.4 91
  0.6 1
  3.1 1
  4.1 1
  6382.4 1
If using smp kernel, scheduling latency jumps to 100ms
Comment 1 Jay Fenlason 2007-09-27 14:09:28 EDT
*** Bug 239666 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 2 Jiri Pallich 2012-06-20 12:11:54 EDT
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