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SubjectRe: Scheduler Cleanup
Shaya Potter wrote:
>
> On Mon, 2001-11-26 at 15:49, Davide Libenzi wrote:
> > On Mon, 26 Nov 2001, Mike Kravetz wrote:
> >
> > > I'm happy to see the cleanup of scheduler code that went into
> > > 2.4.15/16. One small difference in behavior (I think) is that
> > > the currently running task is not given preference over other
> > > tasks on the runqueue with the same 'goodness' value. I would
> > > think giving the current task preference is a good thing
> > > (especially in light of recent discussions about too frequent
> > > moving/rescheduling of tasks). Can someone provide the rational
> > > for this change? Was it just the result of making the code
> > > cleaner? Is it believed that this won't really make a difference?
> >
> > Mike, I was actually surprised about the presence of that check inside the
> > previous code.
> > If you think about it, when a running task is scheduled ?
> >
> > 1) an IRQ wakeup some I/O bound task
> > 2) the quota is expired
> >
> > With 1) you've an incoming I/O bound task ( ie: ksoftirqd_* ) that is very
> > likely going to have a better dynamic priority ( if not reschedule_idle()
> > does not set need_resched ), while with 2) you've the task counter == 0.
> > In both cases not only the test is useless but is going to introduce 1)
> > the branch in the fast path 2) the cost of an extra goodness().
>
> doesn't schedule() also get called when a new task is put on the
> runqueue?
>
> when that happens, doesn't the check matter? or perhaps I'm just
> mistaken.
>
That is the same as 1) above. reschedule_idle() should determine if the
new task is to get the cpu and set need_resched as needed.

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