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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2 3/6] KVM-GST: KVM Steal time accounting
On 01/28/2011 09:52 PM, Glauber Costa wrote:
> This patch accounts steal time time in kernel/sched.
> I kept it from last proposal, because I still see advantages
> in it: Doing it here will give us easier access from scheduler
> variables such as the cpu rq. The next patch shows an example of
> usage for it.
>
> Since functions like account_idle_time() can be called from
> multiple places, not only account_process_tick(), steal time
> grabbing is repeated in each account function separatedely.
>

I accept that steal time is worthwhile, but do you have some way to
demonstrate that the implementation actually works and is beneficial?

Perhaps run two cpu-bound compute processes on one vcpu, overcommit that
vcpu, and see what happens to the processing rate with and without steal
time accounting. I'd expect a fairer response with steal time accounting.

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error compiling committee.c: too many arguments to function



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