[RC5] Interactive jobs detectors
mroos at cs.ut.ee
Sat Nov 21 15:34:23 EST 1998
> I would hate to ask my colleague to stop rc5 on our Linux PCs,
> since I think that using idle CPU time is a good idea.
> So, I wonder if there is some neat solution to these constraints.
> I remenber having read a discussion about the use of idle
> Unix computers to prove a graph theory theorem
> ( 4-color theorem I think ). The author
> was exposing that the use of "nice" was not adequate and
> was using yet another method I forgot.
1. There's a script on rc5 website that watches the load average and
suspend the rc5 clients when the load average goes too high and resumes
them when the load drops.
2. There's a patch for linux kernel to add idle scheduler class so the
rc5 client can have _really_ idle priority.
Meelis Roos e-mail: mroos at ut.ee
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