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SubjectRe: [PATCH] scheduler hints
On Fri, Jun 07, 2002 at 01:32:31PM +0200, Pavel Machek wrote:
> > Boosting its priority will assure there is no priority inversion and
> > that, eventually, the task will run - but it does nothing to avoid the
> > nasty "grab resource, be preempted, reschedule a bunch, finally find
> > yourself running again since everyone else blocked" issue.
> >
> > And I don't think only root should be able to do this. If we later
> > punish the task (take back the timeslice we gave it) then this is
> > fair.
>
> Another possibility might be to allow it to *steal* time from another
> processes... Of course only processes of same UID ;-).
> Pavel

Good idea!

And I would say SID instead of UID and give up, if no task in the
same SID is runnable.

One could provide different policies here, which the user can
choose/combine.

That way we aren't at least unfair to other users on our remote
machine.

Regards

Ingo Oeser
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