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SubjectRe: [patch] SCHED_SOFTRR starve-free linux scheduling policy ...
Hi!

> >> 2. It's not useful for video (I see no difference between realtime
> >> component of video vs audio), and if the cpu restriction were opened up
> >> enough to become useful, you'd end up with ~pure SCHED_RR, which you can
> >no
> >> way allow Joe User access to. As a SCHED_LOWLATENCY, it seems like it
> >> might be useful, but I wonder how useful.
> >
> >Why shouldn't it be useful with video, is a frame processing burst longer
> >than
> >a time slice? The rule for when to and how to revert a SCHED_SOFTRR can be
> >changed.
>
> Everything I've seen says "you need at least a 300Mhz cpu to decode". My
> little cpu is 500Mhz, so I'd have to make more than half of my total
> computational power available for SCHED_SOFTRR tasks for video decode in
> realtime to work. Even on my single user box, I wouldn't want to have to
> fight for cpu because some random developer decided to use
> SCHED_SOFTRR. If I make that much cpu available, someone will try to use
> it. Personally, I think you should need authorization for even tiny
> amounts of cpu at this priority.

What about only offering SCHED_SOFTRR to people logged in on console,
similar to way cdrom and /dev/dsp is handled on newer boxes?
Pavel
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