Re: [BENCHMARK] scheduler tunables with contest - prio_bonus_ratio

Andrew Morton (
Thu, 19 Dec 2002 18:48:11 -0800

Robert Love wrote:
> On Thu, 2002-12-19 at 19:27, Andrew Morton wrote:
> > Prefixing all the names with "tune_" would suit, too.
> I have no problem with this. Keeping the names in all caps rings
> "preprocessor define" to me, which in fact they are - but only insomuch
> as they point to a real variable. So I dislike that.

Think of them as "runtime controllable constants" :)

> Personally I like them as normal variable names... don't you do the same
> in the VM code as well? But tune_foo is fine..

Convention there is to use sysctl_foo, which is fine. We haven't
been consistent in that, and it's a thing I regret. But not
enough to bother changing it.
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