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SubjectRe: [RFC] CPU hard limits
Chris Friesen wrote:
> Avi Kivity wrote:
>> I am selling virtual private servers. A 10% cpu share costs $x/month,
>> and I guarantee you'll get that 10%, or your money back. On the other
>> hand, I want to limit cpu usage to that 10% (maybe a little more) so
>> people don't buy 10% shares and use 100% on my underutilized servers.
>> If they want 100%, let them pay for 100%.
> What about taking a page from the networking folks and specifying cpu
> like a networking SLA?
> Something like "group A is guaranteed X percent (or share) of the cpu,
> but it is allowed to burst up to Y percent for Z milliseconds"
> If a rule of this form was the first-class citizen, it would provide
> both guarantees, limits, and flexible behaviour.

I think you're introducing a new control (guarantees, limits, burst
limit), but I like it.

Do not meddle in the internals of kernels, for they are subtle and quick to panic.

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