Re: itimer again (Re: [PATCH] RTC: Add mmap method to rtccharacter driver)

From: Nicholas Miell
Date: Sat Jul 29 2006 - 22:05:41 EST

On Sat, 2006-07-29 at 18:39 -0700, Bill Huey wrote:
> On Sat, Jul 29, 2006 at 06:22:59PM -0700, Nicholas Miell wrote:
> > On Sat, 2006-07-29 at 18:00 -0700, Bill Huey wrote:
> > > Think edge triggered verse level triggered. Event interfaces in the Linux
> > > kernel are sort of just that, edge triggered events. What RT folks generally
> > > want is control over scheduling policies over a particular time period in
> > > relation to a scheduling policy. A general kernel event interface isn't
> > ^ Did you mean to say timer here?
> No, I really ment scheduling.

OK, so what does control of a scheduling policy in relation to a
scheduling policy mean?

> > > going to cut it for those purpose and wasn't design to deal with those cases
> > > in the first place.
> >
> > So you're asking for an automatic (perhaps temporary) change in
> > scheduling policy when a particular timer expires (or perhaps on
> > occurrence of other types of events)?
> > I think Windows automatically boosts the priority of a thread when it
> > delivers an I/O completion notification, and I'm pretty sure that
> > Microsoft has a patent related to that.
> Na, different problem altogether. It's better that'd shut up.

I'm actually interested, and I imagine other people are too.

Nicholas Miell <nmiell@xxxxxxxxxxx>

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