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SubjectRe: RFC: A proposal for power capping through forced idle in the Linux Kernel

> > OTOH realtime people already have tools you could make good use of:
> > your power capping approach looks like 'high priority idle task that
> > needs to run for 2 seconds every 5 seconds' or something...
> >
> > Talk to rt people?
> At the core of it, you are correct. However, in our implementation it
> also avoids running when the system is already idle and operates at
> much finer granularities than seconds.

Seconds were examples, I suspect rt kernels need lower granularities,

> Which specific tools are you referring to? Real-time Linux as a whole
> is a trade off: one gets predictable latency in exchange for some
> performance. Any specific contacts that I should direct my inquiries
> to?

I guess Peter and Ingo (added to the Cc)....

Anyway, I guess that what you really want is to be able to change
priority of the idle threads, even making them realtime...
(cesky, pictures)

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