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SubjectRe: [PATCH] [request for inclusion] Realtime LSM
On Fri, Jan 14, 2005 at 12:10:21PM -0800, Chris Wright wrote:
> * Matt Mackall ( wrote:
> > The closest thing to concensus I've seen yet was a new rlimit for
> > scheduling with code from Chris Wright. The version I last saw had
> > some rough edges on the API (exposing the internal scheduler priority
> > levels) but wasn't too bad in principle. We really ought not get in
> > the habit of adding new rlimits though.
> >
> > Perhaps he can post whatever he has again, I'm not sure what the
> > current state is.
> This is the latest version, with the idea from Utz to break nice and
> rtprio apart.
> The basic issue on the rlimit value is how to sanely encode nice values,
> realtime prioroties and scheduler policies into a number. The first
> incarnation was the clumsiest, and tried to pack it all into a number
> in range of [0,139]. This, as many agree, too closely reflects kernel
> internal values. This one gives 0-39 (nice values 19,-20) to RLIMIT_NICE,
> and 0-99 (rt priorities) to RLIMIT_RTPRIO. There's no distinction in rt
> policy, and the traditional override (CAP_SYS_NICE) is still in place.
> The defaults for both rlimits are 0, and behaviour should be backwards
> compatible. I tested this one a bit, and it worked as expected. I've
> got a patch to pam_limits as well, although it's untested.

This is looking pretty good.

> +#define NICE_TO_RLIMIT_NICE(nice) (19 - nice)
> +unsigned long nice_to_rlimit_nice(const int nice)
> +{
> + return NICE_TO_RLIMIT_NICE(nice);
> +}

This is a bit silly.

> - if (niceval < task_nice(p) && !capable(CAP_SYS_NICE)) {
> + if (niceval < task_nice(p) &&
> + nice_to_rlimit_nice(niceval) >
> + p->signal->rlim[RLIMIT_NICE].rlim_cur &&
> + !capable(CAP_SYS_NICE)) {

Perhaps we want another helper function to do the rlim and
CAP_SYS_NICE check together.

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