Re: [ANNOUNCE] 3.8-rc6-nohz4

From: Christoph Lameter
Date: Fri Feb 08 2013 - 14:43:58 EST

On Fri, 8 Feb 2013, Clark Williams wrote:

> I was a little apprehensive when you started talking about multiple
> tasks in Adaptive NOHZ mode on a core but the more I started thinking
> about it, I realized that we might end up in a cooperative multitasking
> mode with no tick at all going. Multiple SCHED_FIFO threads could
> run until blocking and another would be picked. Depends on well
> behaved threads of course, so probably many cases of users shooting off
> some toes with this...
> Of course if you mix scheduling policies or have RT throttling turned
> on we'll need some sort of tick for preemption. But if we can keep the
> timer reprogramming down we may see some big wins for RT and HPC loads.

We could tune the (hr)timer tick to have the same interval as the time
slice interval for a process and make that constant for all processes on a
hardware thread?

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