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SubjectRe: [patch] CFS scheduler, -v15
On Wed, Jun 06, 2007 at 09:01:43AM +0200, Ingo Molnar wrote:
> [...] and my tree already contains the fixes for rt task's
> exec_start.

Can I have this snapshot pls? I have to deal with the same issue when
the current task switches groups and I was planning to fix it by
introducing a set_curr_task() method in fair_sched_class which
initializes exec_start and other fields for that task.

> > Also, real-time tasks are currently influencing fair clock
> > calculations (because there is only one raw_weighted_load field per
> > runqueue). Is that intentional?
>
> yep - the 'fair clock' in essence freezes when RT tasks are running (but
> not completely). Can you think of any bad effect from this perhaps?

hmm ..i was thinking of the case where currently running task belongs to
fair_sched class but the raw_weighted_load field of runqueue includes
weight from real time tasks (which would have affected the delta_mine
calculation). Now I realize that it is not possible because real-time
tasks always preempt fair-sched tasks. So possibly this is not an issue.

> It's useful to have unified load-balancing (smpnice-driven) between the RT
> and fair classes.

Sure ..the unified weight number is usefull to pick the busiest
group/queue during load balance. I am retaining this aspect in my
patches (which I am preparing to send against -v15 atm).

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Regards,
vatsa
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