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Date:   Mon, 12 Dec 2022 11:14:16 +0100
From:   Peter Zijlstra <peterz@...radead.org>
To:     Tejun Heo <tj@...nel.org>
Cc:     torvalds@...ux-foundation.org, mingo@...hat.com,
        juri.lelli@...hat.com, vincent.guittot@...aro.org,
        dietmar.eggemann@....com, rostedt@...dmis.org, bsegall@...gle.com,
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        pjt@...gle.com, derkling@...gle.com, haoluo@...gle.com,
        dvernet@...a.com, dschatzberg@...a.com, dskarlat@...cmu.edu,
        riel@...riel.com, linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org,
        bpf@...r.kernel.org, kernel-team@...a.com
Subject: Re: [PATCHSET RFC] sched: Implement BPF extensible scheduler class

On Tue, Nov 29, 2022 at 10:22:42PM -1000, Tejun Heo wrote:

> Rolling out kernel upgrades is a slow and iterative process. At a large scale
> it can take months to roll a new kernel out to a fleet of servers. While this
> latency is expected and inevitable for normal kernel upgrades, it can become
> highly problematic when kernel changes are required to fix bugs. Livepatch [9]
> is available to quickly roll out critical security fixes to large fleets, but
> the scope of changes that can be applied with livepatching is fairly limited,
> and would likely not be usable for patching scheduling policies. With
> sched_ext, new scheduling policies can be rapidly rolled out to production
> environments.

I don't think we can or should use this argument to push BPF into ever
more places.

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