Re: [PATCH 4/4] Add a timer to allow the separation of consignedfrom steal time.

From: Marcelo Tosatti
Date: Mon Feb 18 2013 - 19:52:49 EST

On Tue, Feb 05, 2013 at 03:49:41PM -0600, Michael Wolf wrote:
> Add a helper routine to scheduler/core.c to allow the kvm module
> to retrieve the cpu hardlimit settings. The values will be used
> to set up a timer that is used to separate the consigned from the
> steal time.

1) Can you please describe, in english, the mechanics of subtracting cpu
hardlimit values from steal time reported via run_delay supposed to

"The period and the quota used to separate the consigned time
(expected steal) from the steal time are taken
from the cfs bandwidth control settings. Any other steal time
accruing during that period will show as the traditional steal time."

There is no "expected steal time" over a fixed period of real time.

2) From the description of patch 1: "In the case of where you have
a system that is running in a capped or overcommitted environment
the user may see steal time being reported in accounting tools
such as top or vmstat."

This is outdated, right? Because overcommitted environment is exactly
what steal time should report.


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