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SubjectRe: [RFC][PATCH 00/13] SCHED_DEADLINE server infrastructure
Hi Peter,

On Fri, 26 Jul 2019 16:54:09 +0200
Peter Zijlstra <> wrote:

> Hi,
> So recently syzcaller ran into the big deadline/period issue (again),
> and I figured I should at least propose a patch that puts limits on
> that -- see Patch 1.
> During that discussion; SCHED_OTHER servers got mentioned (also
> again), and I figured I should have a poke at that too. So I took
> some inspiration from patches Alessio Balsini send a while back and
> cobbled something together for that too.

I think Patch 1 is a very good idea!

The server patches look interesting (and they seem to be much simpler
than our patchset :). I need to have a better look at them, but this
seems to be very promising.


> Included are also a bunch of patches I did for core scheduling (2-8),
> which I'm probably going to just merge as they're generic cleanups.
> They're included here because they make pick_next_task() simpler and
> thereby thinking about the nested pick_next_task() logic inherent in
> servers was less of a head-ache. (I think it can work fine without
> them, but its easier with them on)
> Anyway; after it all compiled it booted a kvm image all the way to
> userspace on the first run, so clearly this code isn't to be trusted
> at all.
> There's still lots of missing bits and pieces -- like changelogs and
> the fair server isn't configurable or hooked into the bandwidth
> accounting, but the foundation is there I think.
> Enjoy!

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