* Amitayu Das <amitayudas@xxxxxxxxx> [2006-05-03 00:49]:
> 2. Say, I'm readjusting the slice lengths of running domains. While doing
> that, I make a mistake by having sum of the slice-lengths higher than
> period-length. In such cases, what does Xen actually do? I did not find
> sanity-checking code for such cases in xen/common/sched_sedf.c. Please let
> me know in case it's not there, why so or it's there, only I did not find
For time-driven domains, versus weighted domains in sched_sedf.c:1407
* Sanity checking: note that disabling extra weight requires
* that we set a non-zero slice.
if ( (cmd->u.sedf.period > PERIOD_MAX) ||
(cmd->u.sedf.period < PERIOD_MIN) ||
(cmd->u.sedf.slice > cmd->u.sedf.period) ||
(cmd->u.sedf.slice < SLICE_MIN) )
period has bounds, slice cannot be greater than period, and slice cannot
be smaller than SLICE_MIN. For any of these cases, the command will not
succeed. You also might be interested in looking at
tools/xm-test/tests/sedf which has some simple sedf scheduler tests.
> 3. I tried to modify/readjust the slice/period length (or weights) for
> domains from command prompt. However, I found out that changes are
> immaterial after first attempt. That is, no matter what changes I made at
> second or third or fourth time, they are not actually taking place. Only,
> the changes made during the first attempt actually took place. Please let me
> know if this is a bug in the existing code or I should have done the things
> in a different manner.
Could you supply the xm sched-sedf commands and values you used?
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