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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] Make highly niced processes run only when idle
    On Sun, Dec 09, 2001 at 06:05:13PM -0500, Robert Love wrote:
    > the boost... Or, we could fix in-kernel deadlocks by doing priority
    > inheriting on locks held by A and wanted by B (i.e., if A holds
    > something B wants, boost A's priority temporarily to that of B's). But
    > that is probably overkill ... note to do any of these it is probably
    > cleanest to make a SCHED_IDLE scheduling class.

    Even better would be to keep the process at low priority while in userland
    and reverts to normal "nice" priority while in kernelspace.

    -ben
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