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DATE 2015-04-09
FROM Ruben Safir
SUBJECT Subject: [LIU Comp Sci] Re: Kernel thread scheduling
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On 04/09/2015 10:00 PM, nick wrote:
>
>
> On 2015-04-09 09:51 PM, Ruben Safir wrote:
>>
>> It is passover so I've read over much of this text, but I have to say
>> that in general, I'm way ahead of this book. Although I have limited
>> knowledge of Kernel technology in the specific, the C code, data
>> structs, and programming concepts are spoon feed in this text and its
>> wasting too much time with words that are more easily explained with
>> coding examples and UML charts. I don't need a chapter explaining how
>> to use ps and the basis of Unix architecture. This text is targeted to
>> a different audience, and FWIW, I'm not certain it does a good job of
>> that either. The guys who write these texts fall in love with their own
>> voices. I know, I've suffered this disease myself when I've written
>> tech articles and books.
>>
>> I can''t recommend this book to anyone. Anyone who doesn't understand
>> the basics of I/O processer blocks is not going to understand
>>
>> static void update_curr(struct cfs_rq *cfs_rq)
>>
>>
>> and OTOH void update_curr(struct cfs_rq *cfs_rq) is not explained well
>> enough for coders unfamiliar with the kernel data structs of which BTW
>> struct cfs_rq is not one defined in the text.
>>
>> :(
>>
>> I'm looking for something more like this, but flushed out more as a textbook
>>
>> http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/library/l-completely-fair-scheduler/index.html,
>> and some mentoring, I hope.
>>
>>
>> Ruben
>>
> Ruben,
> The book is for an intro to the kernel not a complete walk through of each subsystem.
> If that is the case,why not read the subsystem code and docs in the kernel. I am a
> novice myself in terms of patch and coding experience but will be glad to explain the
> code as I have read lots of it.


Thank you nick. Yes, I downloaded the entire source from Kernel.org and
it is sitting on both my laptop and in virtual machines where I have
already compiled some stuff and not broken my VMs yet :)

I'm looking over /home/ruben/linux-3.19.3/Documentation/scheduler
[ruben-at-stat13 scheduler]$ ls

00-INDEX sched-deadline.txt sched-rt-group.txt
media=legal -o sides=two-sided-long-edg sched-design-CFS.txt
sched-stats.txt sched-arch.txt sched-domains.txt
sched-bwc.txt sched-nice-design.txt


I also see in the code there is significant documentation.

Right now I am trying to figure out what is the relationship between
struct sched_entity and
struct cfs_rq and
struct rq_of

why do we have both??

there is a cast in update_curr
u64 now = rq_of(cfs_rq)->clock;

or is rq_of a function that returns a pointer is a struct that I missed?


Reuvain


> Nick
>> On 03/22/2015 08:35 PM, nick wrote:
>>>
>>>
>>> On 2015-03-22 08:05 PM, Ruben Safir wrote:
>>>> On 03/22/2015 07:30 PM, nick wrote:
>>>>> I would recommend reading Chapters 3 and 4 of Linux Kernel Development by Robert Love
>>>>> as when I was learning the scheduler and process management
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> how much has the scheduler changed since then. It was completely
>>>> overhauled when the CFS was created
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>> The 3rd edition of this book was written after CFS was in the kernel so the chapters
>>> are pretty up to date.
>>> Nick
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>>>>
>>>
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>
>


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  2. 2015-04-01 Ruben Safir <mrbrklyn-at-panix.com> Subject: [LIU Comp Sci] omp pthread madness
  3. 2015-04-02 Ruben Safir <mrbrklyn-at-panix.com> Subject: [LIU Comp Sci] Fwd: Fw: Perl Developer / Linux SysAdmin Opportunities in South Florida
  4. 2015-04-02 Ruben Safir <mrbrklyn-at-panix.com> Subject: [LIU Comp Sci] Fwd: omp pthread madness
  5. 2015-04-02 Ruben Safir <mrbrklyn-at-panix.com> Subject: [LIU Comp Sci] Fwd: omp pthread madness
  6. 2015-04-02 Ruben Safir <mrbrklyn-at-panix.com> Subject: [LIU Comp Sci] Fwd: [New discussion] which technologies/skills are good to have
  7. 2015-04-02 Ruben Safir <mrbrklyn-at-panix.com> Subject: [LIU Comp Sci] Re: omp pthread madness
  8. 2015-04-05 Ruben Safir <mrbrklyn-at-panix.com> Subject: [LIU Comp Sci] Re: Depths and heights
  9. 2015-04-09 Ruben Safir <mrbrklyn-at-panix.com> Subject: [LIU Comp Sci] Re: Kernel thread scheduling
  10. 2015-04-09 Ruben Safir <mrbrklyn-at-panix.com> Subject: [LIU Comp Sci] Re: Kernel thread scheduling
  11. 2015-04-13 Ruben Safir <mrbrklyn-at-panix.com> Subject: [LIU Comp Sci] BASh Shell Scripting
  12. 2015-04-13 Ruben Safir <mrbrklyn-at-panix.com> Subject: [LIU Comp Sci] Chapter 5 Monitor
  13. 2015-04-13 Ruben Safir <mrbrklyn-at-panix.com> Subject: [LIU Comp Sci] Fwd: [Perlweekly] #194 - The CPAN PR Challenge Now Has a Mini-Me!
  14. 2015-04-13 Ruben Safir <mrbrklyn-at-panix.com> Subject: [LIU Comp Sci] Kernel Hacking Resources
  15. 2015-04-14 Ruben Safir <mrbrklyn-at-panix.com> Subject: [LIU Comp Sci] Fwd: Invitation: Vintage Computer Festival
  16. 2015-04-14 Ruben Safir <mrbrklyn-at-panix.com> Subject: [LIU Comp Sci] hashing slots sizes
  17. 2015-04-15 Ruben <mrbrklyn-at-panix.com> Re: [LIU Comp Sci] BASh Shell Scripting
  18. 2015-04-15 Maneesh Kongara <maneeshkongara-at-gmail.com> Re: [LIU Comp Sci] BASh Shell Scripting
  19. 2015-04-15 Ruben Safir <mrbrklyn-at-panix.com> Subject: [LIU Comp Sci] Fwd: Monday: Join 121 HackerNestologists at "HackerNest NYC April
  20. 2015-04-15 Ruben Safir <mrbrklyn-at-panix.com> Subject: [LIU Comp Sci] Fwd: You're confirmed for: NYLUG Open hacker hours
  21. 2015-04-15 Ruben Safir <mrbrklyn-at-panix.com> Subject: [LIU Comp Sci] Hash Tables Examples
  22. 2015-04-15 Ruben Safir <mrbrklyn-at-panix.com> Subject: [LIU Comp Sci] Re: hashing quadradic probes
  23. 2015-04-15 Ruben Safir <mrbrklyn-at-panix.com> Subject: [LIU Comp Sci] [ruben-at-mrbrklyn.com: Re: Heap Management Problem]
  24. 2015-04-16 Ruben Safir <mrbrklyn-at-panix.com> Subject: [LIU Comp Sci] Fwd: Re: virtualbox
  25. 2015-04-16 Ruben Safir <mrbrklyn-at-panix.com> Subject: [LIU Comp Sci] linsched
  26. 2015-04-16 Ruben Safir <mrbrklyn-at-panix.com> Subject: [LIU Comp Sci] scheduler project thus far
  27. 2015-04-17 Ruben Safir <mrbrklyn-at-panix.com> Subject: [LIU Comp Sci] Come Sunday Morning
  28. 2015-04-17 Ruben Safir <mrbrklyn-at-panix.com> Subject: [LIU Comp Sci] Kernel Scheduling Project
  29. 2015-04-17 Ruben <ruben.safir-at-my.liu.edu> Subject: [LIU Comp Sci] more advanced coding musings ...
  30. 2015-04-19 Tony Genao <tony.genao-at-my.liu.edu> Re: [LIU Comp Sci] Fwd: [NYLXS - HANGOUT] Summers Here
  31. 2015-04-19 Ruben Safir <mrbrklyn-at-panix.com> Re: [LIU Comp Sci] Fwd: [NYLXS - HANGOUT] Summers Here
  32. 2015-04-19 Tony Genao <tony.genao-at-my.liu.edu> Re: [LIU Comp Sci] Fwd: [NYLXS - HANGOUT] Summers Here
  33. 2015-04-19 Ruben <mrbrklyn-at-panix.com> Re: [LIU Comp Sci] Fwd: [NYLXS - HANGOUT] Summers Here
  34. 2015-04-19 Tony Genao <tony.genao-at-my.liu.edu> Re: [LIU Comp Sci] Fwd: [NYLXS - HANGOUT] Summers Here
  35. 2015-04-19 Ruben Safir <mrbrklyn-at-panix.com> Subject: [LIU Comp Sci] Fwd: [NYLXS - HANGOUT] Summers Here
  36. 2015-04-19 Ruben Safir <mrbrklyn-at-panix.com> Subject: [LIU Comp Sci] Re: The more I learn the less I know
  37. 2015-04-22 Ruben Safir <mrbrklyn-at-panix.com> Subject: [LIU Comp Sci] Fwd: Re: wait queues semiphores kernel implementations
  38. 2015-04-22 Ruben Safir <mrbrklyn-at-panix.com> Subject: [LIU Comp Sci] linux locks and mutex
  39. 2015-04-23 Ruben Safir <mrbrklyn-at-panix.com> Subject: [LIU Comp Sci] Fwd: Re: Kernel Scheduler and wiat queues
  40. 2015-04-25 Ruben Safir <mrbrklyn-at-panix.com> Subject: [LIU Comp Sci] Fwd: Kernel Scheduling and wait queues
  41. 2015-04-27 Ruben Safir <mrbrklyn-at-panix.com> Subject: [LIU Comp Sci] Fwd: OS Cpt 9 27 question
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