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From: "Michael Kerrisk" <mtk.manpages@gmail.com>
To: "Peter Zijlstra" <a.p.zijlstra@chello.nl>
Cc: "Michael Kerrisk" <mtk.manpages@googlemail.com>,
	"Eugene Teo" <eugeneteo@kernel.sg>,
	linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org,
	"Neil Horman" <nhorman@tuxdriver.com>,
	"Ingo Molnar" <mingo@elte.hu>,
	linux-man@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: RLIMIT_RTTIME documentation for getrlimit.2
Date: Mon, 28 Apr 2008 14:14:46 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <517f3f820804280514p16cb5658ree503816bca20ca3@mail.gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <1209384560.13978.9.camel@twins>

>  > Below is the draft text that I will add to the getrlimit.2 man page to describe
>  > RLIMIT_RTTIME.  Does it look okay to you?  (I will add a pointer in
>  > sched_setscheduler.2 to this description in getrlimit.2.)
>  >
>  >       RLIMIT_RTTIME (Since Linux 2.6.25)
>  >              Specifies a limit on the amount of CPU time that a
>  >              process  scheduled  under  a  real-time scheduling
>  >              policy may consume without making a blocking  sys-
>  >              tem  call.   For  the  purpose of this limit, each
>  >              time a process makes a blocking system  call,  the
>  >              count  of  its consumed CPU time is reset to zero.
>  >              The CPU time count is not  reset  if  the  process
>  >              continues  trying to use the CPU but is preempted,
>  >              its   time   slice   expires,    or    it    calls
>  >              sched_yield(2).
>  >
>  >              Upon  reaching the soft limit, the process is sent
>  >              a SIGXCPU  signal.   If  the  process  catches  or
>  >              ignores  this  signal  and continues consuming CPU
>  >              time, then SIGXCPU will  be  generated  once  each
>  >              second  until  the hard limit is reached, at which
>  >              point the process is sent a SIGKILL signal.
>  >
>  >              The intended use of this limit is to stop  a  run-
>  >              away real-time process from locking up the system.
>
>
> Looks excellent, thanks!

Good -- thanks for checking it over.

>  Acked-by: Peter Zijlstra <a.p.zijlstra@chello.nl>
>
>  in so far that is applicable to man pages ;-)

It works for me.

Cheers,

Michael

-- 
Michael Kerrisk
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      reply	other threads:[~2008-04-28 12:14 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 21+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2008-02-08 14:59 [PATCH] proc: Add RLIMIT_RTTIME to /proc/<pid>/limits Eugene Teo
2008-02-08 15:10 ` Peter Zijlstra
2008-02-28 15:12   ` Michael Kerrisk
2008-02-28 15:21     ` Peter Zijlstra
2008-02-28 15:44       ` Michael Kerrisk
2008-02-28 15:50         ` Peter Zijlstra
2008-04-11  7:38           ` Michael Kerrisk
2008-04-11  7:45             ` Peter Zijlstra
2008-04-11  8:01               ` Michael Kerrisk
2008-02-29 12:32       ` Neil Horman
2008-04-11  8:56       ` Michael Kerrisk
2008-04-11  9:01         ` Peter Zijlstra
2008-04-11  9:16           ` Michael Kerrisk
2008-04-11  9:21             ` Peter Zijlstra
2008-04-11  9:27               ` Michael Kerrisk
2008-04-11  9:32                 ` Peter Zijlstra
2008-04-11  9:38                   ` Michael Kerrisk
2008-04-18 16:52                     ` RLIMIT_RTTIME documentation for getrlimit.2 Michael Kerrisk
2008-04-28 11:44                       ` Michael Kerrisk
2008-04-28 12:09                         ` Peter Zijlstra
2008-04-28 12:14                           ` Michael Kerrisk [this message]

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