Re: Plumbers: Tweaking scheduler policy micro-conf RFP

From: Vincent Guittot
Date: Tue May 15 2012 - 11:05:46 EST

On 15 May 2012 15:00, Peter Zijlstra <peterz@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Tue, 2012-05-15 at 14:57 +0200, Vincent Guittot wrote:
>> Not sure that nobody cares but it's much more that scheduler,
>> load_balance and sched_mc are sensible enough that it's difficult to
>> ensure that a modification will not break everything for someone
>> else.
> Thing is, its already broken, there's nothing else to break :-)

sched_mc is the only power-aware knob in the current scheduler. It's
far from being perfect but it seems to work on some ARM platform at
least. You mentioned at the scheduler mini-summit that we need a
cleaner replacement and everybody has agreed on that point. Is anybody
working on it yet ? and can we discuss at Plumber's what this
replacement would look like ?
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