[RC5] Interactive jobs detectors

Matthew Toseland Matthew.Toseland at btinternet.com
Sun Nov 22 12:46:09 EST 1998


On Sat, 21 Nov 1998, you wrote:
>>  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.
>
Any idea why this isn't in the standard kernel?

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