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SubjectRe: [PATCH (updated)] timer: Run calc_load halfway through each round_jiffies second
On Thu, Mar 01, 2007 at 10:52:01PM +0000, Simon Arlott wrote:
> Whenever jiffies is started at a multiple of 5*HZ or wraps, calc_load is
> run exactly on the second which is when tasks using round_jiffies will
> be scheduled to run. This has a bad effect on the load average, making
> it tend towards 1.00 if a task happens to run every time the load is
> being calculated.
> This changes calc_load so that it updates load half a second after any
> tasks scheduled using round_jiffies.
> Signed-off-by: Simon Arlott <simon@fire.lp0.eu>
> Cc: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
> Cc: Arjan van de Ven <arjan@linux.intel.com>
Well, it doesn't reintroduce the for_each_task() (not that it's present
in similar form) loop in count_active_tasks(), so it doesn't bother me.
You seem to have merely changed some offsets, which resolves the
round_jiffies() clash. It's easy to envision similar degenerate cases,
though I'm not sure we care enough to drop in a PRNG to handle them.


== wli
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