[RC5] Client not using all available idle cycles
BARNETTE JEFFREY D
JEFFBARN at LPFPO.kelly.af.mil
Mon Apr 20 03:13:57 EDT 1998
Bingo. Windows' power management was doing it. Since turning it off, I've
been able to set niceness back to 0 _and_ gained about 50 kkeys/sec. I'm
also almost up to the same keyrate I get with the machine booted into Linux.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Joe Zbiciak [SMTP:j-zbiciak1 at ti.com]
> Sent: Thursday, April 16, 1998 10:53 PM
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> Subject: Re: [RC5] Client not using all available idle cycles
> 'JDBarnette' said previously:
> | This one has me puzzled. I have a P233MMX notebook computer running the
> | latest Win95 GUI client. At niceness levels 0 and 1, WinTop shows
> | approximately 11% of my cycles going to the IDLE process. Only at
> | level 2 does the IDLE level get down to less than 0.5%.
> Do you have any power-management software enabled? Perhaps the laptop is
> calling into the APM stuff whenever the IDLE task is being called, thus
> artificially lengthing the amount of time actually spent in IDLE?
> Just a thought... (not that I'm a Windows freak. :-)
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