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Date:	Fri, 05 Jun 2009 15:57:54 +0300
From:	Avi Kivity <avi@...hat.com>
To:	bharata@...ux.vnet.ibm.com
CC:	balbir@...ux.vnet.ibm.com, linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org,
	Dhaval Giani <dhaval@...ux.vnet.ibm.com>,
	Vaidyanathan Srinivasan <svaidy@...ux.vnet.ibm.com>,
	Gautham R Shenoy <ego@...ibm.com>,
	Srivatsa Vaddagiri <vatsa@...ibm.com>,
	Ingo Molnar <mingo@...e.hu>,
	Peter Zijlstra <a.p.zijlstra@...llo.nl>,
	Pavel Emelyanov <xemul@...nvz.org>, kvm@...r.kernel.org,
	Linux Containers <containers@...ts.linux-foundation.org>,
	Herbert Poetzl <herbert@...hfloor.at>
Subject: Re: [RFC] CPU hard limits

Bharata B Rao wrote:
>> So the groups with guarantees get a priority boost.  That's not a good  
>> side effect.
>>     
>
> That happens only in the presence of idle cycles when other groups [with or
> without guarantees] have nothing useful to do. So how would that matter
> since there is nothing else to run anyway ?
>   

If there are three groups, each running a cpu hog, and they have (say) 
guarantees of 10%, 10%, and 0%, then they should each get 33% of the 
cpu, not biased towards the groups with the guarantee.

If I want to change the weights, I'll alter their priority.

-- 
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