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SubjectRe: RT task scheduling

* Bill Huey <billh@gnuppy.monkey.org> wrote:

> The last time I looked at it I thought it did something pretty
> simplistic in that it just dumped any RT thread to another CPU but
> didn't do it in a strict manner with regard to priority. Maybe that's
> changed or else I didn't pay attention to it that as carefully as I
> thought.

well as Darren's testcase shows, it might still have some bug - but the
mechanism is intended to be strict. (the implementation had a couple of
strictness bugs (they show up as long latencies on SMP) but those were
ironed out months ago.)

> As far as CPU binding goes, I'm wanting a method of getting around the
> latency of the rt overload logic in certain cases at the expense of
> rebalancing. That's what I ment by it.

yeah, that certainly makes sense, and it's one reason why i'm thinking
about the separate SCHED_FIFO_GLOBAL policy for 'globally scheduled' RT
tasks, while still keeping the current lightweight non-global RT
scheduling. Global scheduling either means a global lock, or as in the
-rt implementation means a "global IPI", but there's always a nontrivial
"global" cost involved.

Ingo
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