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SubjectRe: [ckrm-tech] Re: [PATCH 0/9] CPU controller
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On Fri, 2006-04-28 at 20:09 +1000, Con Kolivas wrote:
> On Friday 28 April 2006 17:46, Mike Galbraith wrote:
> > On Fri, 2006-04-28 at 09:11 +0200, Mike Galbraith wrote:
> > > On Fri, 2006-04-28 at 09:56 +0400, Kirill Korotaev wrote:
> > > > I'm also pretty sure, that CPU controller based on timeslice tricks
> > > > behaves poorly on burstable load patterns as well and with interactive
> > > > tasks. So before commiting I propose to perform a good testing on
> > > > different load patterns.
> > >
> > > Yes, it can only react very slowly.
> >
> > Actually, this might not be that much of a problem. I know I can
> > traverse queue heads periodically very cheaply. Traversing both active
> > and expired arrays to requeue starving tasks once every 100ms costs max
> > 4usecs (3GHz P4) for a typical distribution.
>
> How many tasks? Your function was O(n) so the more tasks the longer that max
> value was.

Nope. It's not O(tasks), it's O(occupied_queues). Occupied queues is
generally not a large number.

-Mike

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