Subject: Re: scheduler_wait_hook
To: None <>
From: Ignatios Souvatzis <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 10/07/2005 11:24:02
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On Fri, Oct 07, 2005 at 09:52:29AM +0900, YAMAMOTO Takashi wrote:
> > That specifically was the intent of the change.  Please discuss with =
> > Ross Harvey.
> is he reading this list?
> i think that the change is broken and should be backed out at least.

The change is what made a machine doing big builds in the background
still useful for long-running interactive processes with marginal cpu
usage. Leave it in.

(Without the change, a process could intentionally fork thousands of=20
workers to consume half a timeslice each, and none of them would ever
be penalized for it).

Read the mailing list archive from "back then" for the discussion.

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