Le lundi 05 janvier 2009 à 00:58 +0100, Samuel Thibault a écrit : > You mean Scheduler Activations? There's a patch against linux 2.4 ;) > We're definitely diving into OS research :) Well it would be nice if things that was research at the time of Linux 2.4 could have turned into usable code now :) > More seriously, I wouldn't see the kernel being able to "start" threads, > that's painful to maintain (that's why the LinuxActivations patch hasn't > been maintained). I'd rather see a way for the process to dynamically > know how many processors it can currently expect (something like a > /proc, /sys, /dev or whatever fd with notification), and arrange things > according to that (starting/stopping worker threads for instance). The idea of making the kernel itself start new threads is probably not so great, but a simple mechanism to let a process know when the number of available cores for it has changed would do the trick without adding too much complexity. -- .''`. : :' : We are debian.org. Lower your prices, surrender your code. `. `' We will add your hardware and software distinctiveness to `- our own. Resistance is futile.
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