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SubjectRe: SCHED_IDLE documentation
On Mon, Mar 3, 2008 at 10:24 AM, Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu> wrote:
>
> * Michael Kerrisk <mtk.manpages@googlemail.com> wrote:
>
> > On Mon, Mar 3, 2008 at 8:33 AM, Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu> wrote:
> > >
> > > * Arnd Bergmann <arnd@arndb.de> wrote:
> > >
> > > > If we don't have any man page, what is the actual definition of
> > > > SCHED_IDLE anyway?
> > >
> > > it's rather simple: "it's a priority level even lower priority than nice
> > > +19".
> >
> > Some other questions whose answers may be worth including in the man page:
> >
> > * When was SCHED_IDLE added? (Actually, who added it?)
>
> "git-blame include/linux/sched.h" gives you that information, it was
> added by me as part of CFS:
>
> commit 0e6aca43e08a62a48d6770e9a159dbec167bf4c6
> Author: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>
> Date: Mon Jul 9 18:51:57 2007 +0200

Yep -- I found it later -- thanks.

Ingo, could you please CC me when kernel-userland API changes go into
mainline? Otherwise, they potentially end up undocumented, and
un(der)used.

Thanks,

Michael


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