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From: "Paul Menage" <menage@google.com>
To: vatsa@linux.vnet.ibm.com
Cc: "Andrew Morton" <akpm@linux-foundation.org>,
	"Ingo Molnar" <mingo@elte.hu>,
	"Srivatsa Vaddagiri" <vatsa@in.ibm.com>,
	containers@lists.linux-foundation.org,
	linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH 2/2] CFS CGroup: Report usage
Date: Tue, 23 Oct 2007 09:41:49 -0700	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <6599ad830710230941y5d175688ob3a4d9ac42ba8c8f@mail.gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20071023164704.GE4667@linux.vnet.ibm.com>

On 10/23/07, Srivatsa Vaddagiri <vatsa@linux.vnet.ibm.com> wrote:
> > Adds a cpu.usage file to the CFS cgroup that reports CPU usage in
> > milliseconds for that cgroup's tasks
>
> It would be nice to split this into user and sys time at some point.

Sounds reasonable - but does CFS track this?

> We have also received request to provide idle time for a
> container/cgroup.

The semantics of "idle time" for a cgroup on a shared system seem a
bit fuzzy. How would you define it?

Suppose you have two cgroups that would each want to use, say, 55% of
a CPU - technically they should each be regarded as having 45% idle
time, but if they run on a the same CPU the chances are that they will
both always have some processes on their runqueue due to contention
with the other group. So how would you measure the difference between
this and a cgroup that really is trying to use 100%?

Paul

  reply	other threads:[~2007-10-23 16:42 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 18+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2007-10-23  0:49 Paul Menage
2007-10-23  2:40 ` Srivatsa Vaddagiri
2007-10-23  6:06   ` Paul Menage
2007-10-23  7:21     ` Paul Menage
2007-10-23  7:49       ` Balbir Singh
2007-10-23  7:53         ` Paul Menage
2007-10-23  7:57           ` Balbir Singh
2007-10-23  8:08             ` Paul Menage
2007-10-23 16:41     ` Srivatsa Vaddagiri
2007-10-23  3:17 ` Balbir Singh
2007-10-23  6:09   ` Paul Menage
2007-10-23 16:43 ` Srivatsa Vaddagiri
2007-10-23 16:47 ` Srivatsa Vaddagiri
2007-10-23 16:41   ` Paul Menage [this message]
2007-10-23 17:38     ` Srivatsa Vaddagiri
2007-10-24  2:28       ` Paul Menage
2007-10-24  4:39         ` Srivatsa Vaddagiri
2007-10-26  1:24           ` Paul Menage

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