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    SubjectRe: [patch] scheduler cache affinity improvement for 2.4 kernels
    On Sun, 11 Nov 2001, Davide Libenzi wrote:

    > Ingo, i'm giving the timer_ticks patch a try in my proposed scheduler coz
    > i like the idea of skipping the if inside goodness(), and i can do this
    > safely because inside the proposed scheduler i don't have any cross CPU
    > goodnesses ( no "if (p->processor != this_cpu) weight -= p->timer_ticks;" ).
    > I made a change to it anyway, that is adding a water-mark in the decay
    > behavior ( timer.c ).
    > When counter is above this watermark ( currently 20 ) the counter decay as
    > usual while if counter <= watermark, ticks accumulates in timer_ticks.
    > This solution keeps the same good behavior for CPU bound tasks while it
    > gives a "human"/current decay to tasks that has got a lot of counter
    > accumulation inside the recalc loop ( I/O bound ).

    The watermark is 10 ( DEF_COUNTER ) not 20.

    - Davide

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