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SubjectRe: [ANNOUNCE][RFC] PlugSched-6.4 for 2.6.18-rc2
Al Boldi wrote:
> Peter Williams wrote:
>> Al Boldi wrote:
>>> Peter Williams wrote:
>>>> Al Boldi wrote:
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>>>>> It may be really great, to allow schedulers perPid parent, thus
>>>>> allowing the stacking of different scheduler semantics. This could
>>>>> aid flexibility a lot.
>>>> I'm don't understand what you mean here. Could you elaborate?
>>> i.e: Boot the kernel with spa_no_frills, then start X with spa_ws.
>> It's probably not a good idea to have different schedulers managing the
>> same resource. The way to do different scheduling per process is to use
>> the scheduling policy mechanism i.e. SCHED_FIFO, SCHED_RR, etc.
>> (possibly extended) within each scheduler. On the other hand, on an SMP
>> system, having a different scheduler on each run queue (or sub set of
>> queues) might be interesting :-).
> What's wrong with multiple run-queues on UP?

A really high likelihood of starvation of some tasks.

Peter Williams

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