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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] Make highly niced processes run only when idle
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    In article <1007939114.878.1.camel@phantasy>,
    Robert Love <rml@tech9.net> writes:
    > I've seen a few solutions. The easiest is to just give idle tasks a
    > "boost" on occasion to give them a chance to prevent the deadlock. You
    > then, however, have the problem where the tasks can take advantage of
    > the boost... Or, we could fix in-kernel deadlocks by doing priority
    > inheriting on locks held by A and wanted by B (i.e., if A holds

    Please don't. Whenever you think you priority inheritance, it's a sign your
    system has got too complicated. The simplest solution is to simply have no
    priorities when a task is in-kernel (or at least non that can completely
    exclude a task).
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