Re: [ck] Re: [PATCH] mm: yield during swap prefetching

From: Con Kolivas
Date: Fri Mar 10 2006 - 04:10:01 EST

On Friday 10 March 2006 20:01, Andreas Mohr wrote:
> Hi,
> On Fri, Mar 10, 2006 at 09:44:35AM +1100, Peter Williams wrote:
> > I'm working on a patch to add soft and hard CPU rate caps to the
> > scheduler and the soft caps may be useful for what you're trying to do.
> > They are a generalization of your SCHED_BATCH implementation in
> > staircase (which would have been better called SCHED_BACKGROUND :-)
> Which SCHED_BATCH? ;) I only know it as SCHED_IDLEPRIO, which, come to
> think of it, is a better name, I believe :-)
> (renamed due to mainline introducing a *different* SCHED_BATCH mechanism)

Just to clarify what Andreas is saying: I was forced to rename my SCHED_BATCH
to SCHED_IDLEPRIO which is a more descriptive name anyway. That is in my
2.6.16-rc based patches. SCHED_BATCH as you know is now used to mean "don't
treat me as interactive" so I'm using this policy naming in 2.6.16- based

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