Re: [ANNOUNCE] BFS CPU scheduler v0.450 with SMT nice support for linux-3.16

From: Con Kolivas
Date: Sun Dec 07 2014 - 15:26:19 EST

On 3 December 2014 at 19:12, Hillf Danton <hillf.zj@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hey Con

Hi Hilf

>> This is to announce a resync and update of the Brain Fuck Scheduler,
>> version 0.450 for the latest stable linux kernel.
> [...]
>> The patch against linux-3.16(.x) is available here:
> $ grep -nr above_background_load bfs/src
> bfs/src/3.16-sched-bfs-450.patch:689:+bool above_background_load(void);
> bfs/src/3.16-sched-bfs-450.patch:736:+static inline bool above_background_load(void)
> bfs/src/3.16-sched-bfs-450.patch:1665:+bool above_background_load(void)
> Would you please pin-point what is that routine used for?

This function used to be used with the VM tweaks that the -ck patchset
used to come with. I have since deprecated those VM tweaks but the
function remains in the scheduler. You're right to point it out and
I'll remove it when I resync with 3.18 (it's still in the BFS 458
patch for 3.17).


> Thanks
> Hillf
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