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SubjectRe: [PATCH] sched/deadline: comment update for constrained deadline tasks explanation
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On 11/24/2017 12:12 PM, Alessio Balsini wrote:
> Remove the adjective "relative" associated to the period of a periodic
> task, since the period is an absolute value.
>
> Rephrased the comment with the aim of making it even more clear.
>
> Signed-off-by: Alessio Balsini <alessio.balsini@arm.com>
> Cc: Ingo Molnar <mingo@redhat.com>
> Cc: Peter Zijlstra <peterz@infradead.org>
> Cc: Juri Lelli <juri.lelli@redhat.com>
> Cc: Daniel Bristot de Oliveira <bristot@redhat.com>
> Cc: Luca Abeni <luca.abeni@santannapisa.it>
> Cc: Tommaso Cucinotta <tommaso.cucinotta@santannapisa.it>
> Cc: linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
> ---
> kernel/sched/deadline.c | 6 +++---
> 1 file changed, 3 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)
>
> diff --git a/kernel/sched/deadline.c b/kernel/sched/deadline.c
> index f349f7e..902b2e0 100644
> --- a/kernel/sched/deadline.c
> +++ b/kernel/sched/deadline.c
> @@ -770,9 +770,9 @@ update_dl_revised_wakeup(struct sched_dl_entity *dl_se, struct rq *rq)
> }
>
> /*
> - * Regarding the deadline, a task with implicit deadline has a relative
> - * deadline == relative period. A task with constrained deadline has a
> - * relative deadline <= relative period.
> + * Regarding periodic real-time tasks, a constrained deadline task has the

Not only periodic, but also sporadic. Moreover, for sporadic it is not
_period_, but _minimum inter-arrival time_...

IMHO, it is not worth to add such level of details, not even on articles
people do, it just turn the explanation more confuse. See this, in the
page 5:

http://www-users.cs.york.ac.uk/~robdavis/papers/MPSurveyv5.0.pdf

There is no mention for the kind of period.

> + * relative deadline <= period. An implicit deadline task is a particular case

It is important to keep the "relative" to avoid confusion with the
variable "period" which is the "absolute period." I put relative to
helps with the ambiguity of the term "period."

-- Daniel

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