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Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH v3 1/1] xen: sched: convert RTDS from time to event driven model

On Fri, Jan 22, 2016 at 8:34 AM, Dario Faggioli
<dario.faggioli@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hi guys,
> On Thu, 2016-01-21 at 23:06 -0500, Tianyang Chen wrote:
>> Budget replenishment and enforcement are separated by adding
>> a replenishment timer, which fires at the next most imminent
>> release time of all runnable vcpus.
>> [...]
> I started to look at this patch, and for doing that, I tried to apply
> it to current staging branch, and I got this:
> Hunk #4 FAILED at 169.
> Hunk #5 succeeded at 222 (offset -2 lines).
> Hunk #6 succeeded at 242 (offset -2 lines).
> Hunk #7 FAILED at 316.
> Hunk #8 succeeded at 327 (offset -2 lines).
> Hunk #9 succeeded at 343 with fuzz 2 (offset -2 lines).
> Hunk #14 FAILED at 655.
> Hunk #15 succeeded at 853 (offset -7 lines).
> Hunk #16 succeeded at 871 (offset -7 lines).
> Hunk #17 succeeded at 896 (offset -7 lines).
> Hunk #18 succeeded at 911 (offset -7 lines).
> Hunk #19 succeeded at 1058 (offset -7 lines).
> Hunk #20 FAILED at 1102.
> Hunk #21 succeeded at 1197 with fuzz 1 (offset 1 line).
> 4 out of 21 hunks FAILED
> Looks like the patch is based on a pretty old source base (it's missing
> one cleanup I've made to all schedulers' files', including sched_rt.c,
> a few months ago).
> When you send a patch, you usually do that on the most updated source
> base or, if something prevents doing that, you should clearly specify
> in the cover letter on top of what the patch should be applied.
> So, please, refresh the patch.

Ah, I forgot to check that... I saw there is sdom field in rt_vcpu and
was wondering that it should have been removed by your previous patch.
Sure. Tianyang will rebase the code to the latest staging branch.
Tianyang, have a look at the command "git rebase", it is very useful
to refresh the patch. You may need to solve the conflict during the
The command you will use on your current branch will be "git rebase -i
staging", IIRC.

>> A new runningq has been added to keep track of all vcpus that
>> are on pcpus.
> I've been looking at the v2, and at the discussion between you and
> Meng. I'm not convinced that we really need to add this runningq thing.
> So, if you don't mind, I''l go back to v2, and comment on it.

Sure! Please comment on it. Another option is  to keep the running
VCPUs onto the top of the runq.

> If, during the review, it turns out that we need something like this,
> I'll come here again.

Sure! Looking forward to your comment.

> In the meantime, do the refresh, but do not resend. You can do that
> after having seen my comments.

Got it.

We are aiming at the Xen 4.7 release and hope not miss the release. :-)

Thanks and Best Regards,


Meng Xu
PhD Student in Computer and Information Science
University of Pennsylvania

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