Re: [PATCH] proposed scheduler enhancements and fixes

From: Chris Wedgwood (
Date: Sat Feb 26 2000 - 17:44:25 EST

On Sat, Feb 26, 2000 at 11:30:15AM +0100, Manfred Spraul wrote:

> What about using SCHED_IDLE only for processes that are in user
> space? e.g. ret_with_reschedule calls a special
> "schedule_with_SCHED_IDLE()". As soon as a thread runs within
> kernel space, we ignore SCHED_IDLE.

This would only fix kernel-space deadlocks -- think about pthreads
and NSPR when you have userspace locking.


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