Re: [RFC 4/4] Documentation/scheduler/sched-deadline.txt: add some references

From: Peter Zijlstra
Date: Thu Apr 09 2015 - 06:11:50 EST

On Thu, Apr 09, 2015 at 12:08:36PM +0200, Luca Abeni wrote:
> On 04/09/2015 11:44 AM, Peter Zijlstra wrote:
> >On Thu, Apr 09, 2015 at 11:39:08AM +0200, Henrik Austad wrote:
> >>>+ CPUs, with the first M - 1 tasks having a small worst case execution time
> >>>+ WCET_i=e and period equal to relative deadline P_i=D_i=P-1. The last task
> >>
> >>Normally, 'e' is used to denote an _arbitrarily_ small value, and I suspect
> >>that this is indeed the case here as well (you're going to describe
> >>Dhall's effect, right?). Perhaps make that point explicit?
> >>
> >> T_i = {P_i, e, P_i}
> >
> >We're talking about \epsilon here, right?
> Right. I used "e" to make the thing more readable in a simple text document.
> >Is it customary to use a regular 'e' in CS literature for that?
> I do not know... I just wanted to use one single character, and to avoid the "\"
> (which only makes sense to people using latex :)
> But if you want I can use "epsilon" or "\epsilon"... Let me know

I'm fine either way, its just my math/physics brain piping up.

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