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SubjectRe: RFC for a new Scheduling policy/class in the Linux-kernel
On Sat, 2009-07-11 at 20:28 +0200, Peter Zijlstra wrote: 
> > There are still some issues left to solve, for instance how to best
> > handle sporadic tasks, and whether or not deadline-miss should be allow,
> > or just 'bounded deadline tardiness'. Either way, EFF should be able to
> > handle it. Then, there are problems concerning blocking of tasks. One
> > solution would be BWI or PEP, but I have not had the time to read
> > properly through those, but from what I've gathered a combination of BWI
> > and PEP looks promising (anyone with good info about BWI and PEP - feel
> > free to share! (-: ).
> Our SSSUP friends have a BWI paper here:
And here we are! :-)

The paper Peter pointed you to mainly describes the work I did some
months ago to implement BandWidth Inheritance inside one real-time Linux
variant of us (ReTiS Lab, in Pisa, Italy)... Feel free to ask anything
related to it directly to me.

It is exactly implemented as a "proxy execution" protocol and things
were easy there, since --for now-- the framework I was talking about is
UP-only! :-(

Now we are back on work on it, especially thinking on how to extend the
protocol to SMP architectures...

> Thing is, both BWI and PEP seems to work brilliantly on Uni-Processor
> but SMP leaves things to be desired. Dhaval is currently working on a
> PEP implementation that will migrate all the blocked tasks to the
> owner's cpu, basically reducing it to the UP problem.
Nice... Only one question, doesn't this impact with task affinity
related issues?


<<This happens because I choose it to happen!>> (Raistlin Majere)
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