Re: Tree based scheduling

Rauli Ruohonen (
Fri, 23 Jan 1998 09:05:57 +0200

In linux-kernel, Ted wrote:
>The flip side of this is that if a user renices a process, it will only
>make it have a lower priority than the user's other processes, not with
>respect to all of the processes in the system, which is what is usually
>desired when someone is renicing a process.

This scheduling scheme would need new user-space priority setting utilities
so users could renice them either globally or just relative to his/her own
processes. The normal nice/renice scheme should of course work, and it would
probably just do the user-specific renicing.

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