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SubjectRe: [PATCH 4/4] Add a timer to allow the separation of consigned from steal time.
On 02/07/2013 02:46 AM, Glauber Costa wrote:
> On 02/06/2013 10:07 PM, Michael Wolf wrote:
>> On 02/06/2013 08:36 AM, Glauber Costa wrote:
>>> On 02/06/2013 01:49 AM, Michael Wolf wrote:
>>>> Add a helper routine to scheduler/core.c to allow the kvm module
>>>> to retrieve the cpu hardlimit settings. The values will be used
>>>> to set up a timer that is used to separate the consigned from the
>>>> steal time.
>>> Sorry: What is the business of a timer in here?
>>> Whenever we read steal time, we know how much time has passed and with
>>> that information we can know the entitlement for the period. This breaks
>>> if we suspend, but we know that we suspended, so this is not a problem.
>> I may be missing something, but how do we know how much time has
>> passed? That is why
>> I had the timer in there. I will go look again at the code but I
>> thought the data was collected
>> as ticks and passed at random times. The ticks are also accumulating so
>> we are looking at the
>> difference in the count between reads.....
> They can be collected at random times, but you can of course record the
> time in which it happened.
ok. Let me add a previous_read field and take out the timer.

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