Re: [PATCH] [request for inclusion] Realtime LSM

From: utz lehmann
Date: Tue Mar 08 2005 - 14:24:49 EST

On Mon, 2005-03-07 at 20:33 -0800, Matt Mackall wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 07, 2005 at 07:50:20PM -0800, Andrew Morton wrote:
> >
> > So I still have the rt-lsm patch floating about, saying "merge me, merge
> > me!". I'm not sure that the world would end were I to do so.
> >
> > Consider this a prod in the direction of those who were pushing
> > alternatives ;)
> I think Chris Wright's last rlimit patch is more sensible and ready to
> go. And I think I may have even convinced Ingo on this point before
> the conversation died last time around. So here's that patch again,
> updated to 2.6.11. Compiles cleanly. Chris, please add a signed-off-by.
> <snip>
> Add a pair of rlimits for allowing non-root tasks to raise nice and rt
> priorities. Defaults to traditional behavior. Originally written by
> Chris Wright.

The nice part is really useful for me. With it i can allow users to
renice their previously niced jobs (eg. from 19 to 0). At the moment
they need to call me and i do this as root.

If this rlimit approach is not the solution for the audio RT stuff, can
the nice part merged anyway?


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