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SubjectRe: [PATCH 6/6] sched: disabled rt-bandwidth by default
Linus Torvalds wrote:
>
> On Thu, 28 Aug 2008, Steven Rostedt wrote:
>> I've always thought that the policy settings belong in the distro, and the
>> kernel should never enforce a policy (by setting this as default, it is
>> enforcing a policy, even though an RT user can change it).
>
> The kernel has always done a certain amount of "default policy".
>
> What do you think things like "swappiness" etc are? Or things like
> oevrcommit settings? They're all policies, and there is always a default
> one. So in that sense the kernel always has - and fundamentally _must_ -
> set some kind of policy.
>
> And the default policy should generally be the one that makes sense for
> most people. Quite frankly, if it's an issue where all normal distros
> would basically be expected to set a value, then that value should _be_
> the default policy, and none of the normal distros should ever need to
> worry.
>
> Whether this case is one such, I dunno. Quite frankly, I don't think it's
> even _nearly_ important enough to get this kind of noise.
>
> Linus

More and more are wanting and now finding the Linux kernel to be more
RT capable. I seem to remember way back you saying it was one thing
you didn't really care much about one way or the other. Thats OK. But,
you _are_ the man. Put an end to this. Are you going to allow the long
understood meaning of SCHED_FIFO to change in the Linux kernel
just to protect a few _supposedly_ bad programmers???

Regards
Mark



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