Re: [PATCH] Make highly niced processes run only when idle

From: Benjamin LaHaise (
Date: Sun Dec 09 2001 - 18:46:56 EST

On Sun, Dec 09, 2001 at 06:21:05PM -0500, Robert Love wrote:
> Ahh ... wait, do you mean periodically run them, but only give them the
> boost while they are in kernel space? Very good idea. Can you see an
> easy way to do this?

Actually, yes: in entry.S the ret_from_syscall path which calls schedule
can be changed to pass a parameter indicating it is returning to userspace
afterwards which would let schedule know the bump is not needed.


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