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Can you take a stab at a man page for _sched_protect first? I think that realtime signal support is a bit too much for GSoC, what part of mmap are you suggesting to do?
> On Jul 3, 2016, at 6:33 PM, Charles Cui <charles.cui1984%gmail.com@localhost> wrote:
> thanks! What's the next part do you want me to focus? signal, mmap, SCHED_SPORADIC scheduling class or cross process synchronization?
> 2016-07-03 22:10 GMT+08:00 Christos Zoulas <christos%zoulas.com@localhost>:
>> On Jul 1, 3:32pm, charles.cui1984%gmail.com@localhost (Charles Cui) wrote:
>> -- Subject: Re: _SC_SIGQUEUE_MAX
>> | Hi Christos,
>> | I have spend several days of thinking how to design a unit test to prove
>> | the usefulness of
>> | the priority protect patch and here are some updates of the new unit tests.
>> | After investigating several ways of designing the tests, I realized that if
>> | we
>> | can prove low priority thread runs first after raising priority due to
>> | mutex blocking,
>> | then it indicates scheduler takes the new priority into considerations.
>> | Here are some steps,
>> | 1. main thread sets itself to be a realtime task and launched two tasks,
>> | one has higher priority and
>> | the other has lower priority.
>> | 2. each child thread(low and high priority thread) sets its scheduler and
>> | priority.
>> | 3. each child thread did several rounds of computation, after each round it
>> | sleep 1 second.
>> | 4. the child thread with low priority will call _sched_protect to increase
>> | its protect priority.
>> | 5. We verify the thread with low priority runs first.
>> | Why does it work?
>> | For main thread, we launched thread with high priority first, this actually
>> | gives this thread
>> | some benefits of starting first. And if the thread with low priority did
>> | not call _sched_protect,
>> | the high priority thread should finish task first. After each round of
>> | computation, we call
>> | sleep, this will put the task into the sleep queue, and wake up again after
>> | the timer times out.
>> | This gives the scheduler the changes to decide which task to run.
>> | So, thread with real high priority will always block thread with real low
>> | priority.
>> | Here is the code,
>> | https://github.com/ycui1984/posixtestsuite/blob/master/patches/PRIOPROTECT_AND_GETCLOCK/0007-unit-test-for-scheduling-proof-of-priority-ceiling.patch
>> This looks great. Thanks I will commit the whole thing shortly.
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