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Defining Scheduler Task Groups

Sep 11, 2007, 19:30 (0 Talkback[s])

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"'The cfs core has been enhanced since quite sometime now to understand task-groups and [to] provide fairness to such task-groups,' began Srivatsa Vaddagiri, 'what was needed was an interface for the administrator to define task-groups and specify group 'importance' in terms of its cpu share. The patch below adds such an interface.'

"Srivatsa requested that his patch be merged into Andrew Morton's -mm tree to receive more testing, 'note that the load balancer needs more work, esp to deal with cases like 2-groups on 4-cpus, one group has 3 tasks and other having 4 tasks. We are working on some ideas, but nothing to share in the form of a patch yet. I felt sending this patch out would help folks start testing the feature and also improve it...'"

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