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SubjectRe: A nice CPU resource controller
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On Thu, 2006-08-31 at 15:21 +1000, Peter Williams wrote:
> Mike Galbraith wrote:
> > On Thu, 2006-08-31 at 11:07 +1000, Peter Williams wrote:
> >
> >> But your implication here is valid. It is better to fiddle with the
> >> dynamic priorities than with nice as this leaves nice for its primary
> >> purpose of enabling the sysadmin to effect the allocation of CPU
> >> resources based on external considerations.
> >
> > I don't understand. It _is_ the administrator fiddling with nice based
> > on external considerations. It just steadies the administrator's hand.
>
> Not exactly. If "nice" is being (automatically) fiddled to meet some
> measurable requirement such as the amount of CPU tasks get it is no
> longer available as a means for the indication of the relative
> importance of the tasks.

Yeah, I thought about that meanwhile, see other reply.

-Mike

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