[RC5] Interactive jobs detectors

Chris Chiapusio chipper at llamas.net
Mon Nov 23 14:30:01 EST 1998

I would have to say that it is currently being dabated, The implementation
is being reviewed, and it has been submitted a bit late to make it into
the 2.2.x release.  If these first two items can be worked out, I'm sure
we will see it in the 2.3.x development tree.


On Sun, 22 Nov 1998, Matthew Toseland wrote:

>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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