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SubjectRe: [PATCH 06/14] sched: add period support for -deadline tasks.
On Tue, Oct 15, 2013 at 10:23:19AM +0200, Juri Lelli wrote:
> On 10/14/2013 02:07 PM, Peter Zijlstra wrote:
> > On Mon, Oct 14, 2013 at 12:43:38PM +0200, Juri Lelli wrote:
> >> From: Harald Gustafsson <harald.gustafsson@ericsson.com>
> >>
> >> Make it possible to specify a period (different or equal than
> >> deadline) for -deadline tasks.
> >
> > Could we add a little blurb here as to why we'd want this?
> >
> > (I think I do, and I certainly know where to find the answer, but its
> > better to have a more complete changelog).
> >
>
> Yes, I could amend the commit message in something like this:
>
> Make it possible to specify a period (different or equal than deadline) for
> -deadline tasks. Relative deadlines (D_i) are used on task arrivals to generate
> new scheduling (absolute) deadlines as "d = t + D_i", and periods (P_i) to
> postpone the scheduling deadlines as "d = d + P_i" when the budget is zero.
> This is in general useful to model (and schedule) tasks that have slow
> activation rates (long periods), but have to be scheduled soon once activated
> (short deadlines).
>
> What do you think?

Yes that's much better. Thanks!


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