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SubjectRe: Stolen and degraded time and schedulers
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On Wed, 2007-03-14 at 09:37 -0700, Jeremy Fitzhardinge wrote:
> Daniel Walker wrote:
> > Then your direction is wrong, sched_clock() should be constant ideally
> > (1millisecond should really be 1millisecond).
>
> Rather than repeating myself, I suggest you read my original post
> again. But my point is that "I was runnable on a cpu for 1ms of real
> time" is a meaningless measurement: you want to measure "I ran for 1
> cpu-ms", which is a unit which depends on how work a particular CPU does
> in relationship to other CPUs on the system, or even itself at some
> previous time.

I understood, I just don't agree that you suggested modification are the
correct ones to make.

> > Like I said in the last
> > email, change the scheduler to make it aware of the variable quantum
> > values.
>
> I suppose you could, but that seems more complex. I think you could
> encode the same information in the measurement of how much work a cpu
> actually got done while a process was scheduled on it.

I know it's more complex, but that seems more like the "right" thing to
do.

Daniel

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