Re: [patch] "HT scheduler", sched-2.5.63-B3

Helge Hafting (
Fri, 07 Mar 2003 11:19:36 +0100

Ingo Molnar wrote:
> I believe we should still enable
> application programmers to give certain apps _some_ minor priority boost,
> so that other CPU hogs cannot starve xine.

But we don't really need further kernel support for that, do we?
I know a user currently cannot raise priority, but the user can
run all his normal apps at slightly lower priority, except for xine.
And the admin/distrubutor can set everything up for using the slightly
lower priority by default. Well, perhaps all this involves so
much use of "nice" that kernel support is a good idea anyway...

Helge Hafting

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