Re: [Linux-ia64] strange performance behaviour with floats

From: David Mosberger <>
Date: 2003-02-21 04:52:43
>>>>> On Thu, 20 Feb 2003 09:35:02 +0100, Volker Birk <> said:

  Volker> On Wed, Feb 19, 2003 at 11:09:36AM -0800, David Mosberger
  Volker> wrote: Hello, I'm wondering about the strange behaviour of
  Volker> the Linux scheduling on my rx5670:

  >> Can you reproduce the behavior with a standard 2.4.xx ia64 kernel
  >> (not with Red Hat's heavily patched kernel)?

  Volker> That is a standard 2.4.xx ia64 kernel (with ia64 patches
  Volker> from

  Volker> bronto:~ # uname -a Linux bronto 2.4.19 #11 SMP Sat Nov 2
  Volker> 18:47:02 CET 2002 ia64 GNU/Linux bronto:~ #

Hmmh, that's really strange.  I assume you realize that your
test-program doesn't really do what the source code suggests (the
loop-body gets optimized away), but regardless the high variation
you're seeing seems wrong.  Are you re-directing the kernel console to
a serial line?  If so, make sure there is no logging activity when the
program runs slower (especially a slow baud-rate can "stall" the
kernel for non-trivial amounts of time).

Received on Thu Feb 20 09:54:27 2003

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