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authorPeter Zijlstra <a.p.zijlstra@chello.nl>2009-05-05 15:50:21 (GMT)
committerIngo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>2009-05-05 18:07:57 (GMT)
commit60aa605dfce2976e54fa76e805ab0f221372d4d9 (patch)
tree097a6ddd4127039f79e36a2e9100b653551d997d /Documentation/scheduler
parent6e29ec5701e9d44fa02b96c1c5c45f7516182b65 (diff)
sched: rt: document the risk of small values in the bandwidth settings
Thomas noted that we should disallow sysctl_sched_rt_runtime == 0 for (!RT_GROUP) since the root group always has some RT tasks in it. Further, update the documentation to inspire clue. [ Impact: exclude corner-case sysctl_sched_rt_runtime value ] Reported-by: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de> Signed-off-by: Peter Zijlstra <a.p.zijlstra@chello.nl> LKML-Reference: <20090505155436.863098054@chello.nl> Signed-off-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>
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diff --git a/Documentation/scheduler/sched-rt-group.txt b/Documentation/scheduler/sched-rt-group.txt
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+++ b/Documentation/scheduler/sched-rt-group.txt
@@ -4,6 +4,7 @@
1. Overview
1.1 The problem
1.2 The solution
@@ -14,6 +15,23 @@ CONTENTS
3. Future plans
+ Fiddling with these settings can result in an unstable system, the knobs are
+ root only and assumes root knows what he is doing.
+Most notable:
+ * very small values in sched_rt_period_us can result in an unstable
+ system when the period is smaller than either the available hrtimer
+ resolution, or the time it takes to handle the budget refresh itself.
+ * very small values in sched_rt_runtime_us can result in an unstable
+ system when the runtime is so small the system has difficulty making
+ forward progress (NOTE: the migration thread and kstopmachine both
+ are real-time processes).
1. Overview

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