[TEST/REVIEW] CPU accounting patches
mikej at rogers.com
Fri Jan 27 00:50:22 PST 2006
Kevin Oberman wrote:
> Good accounting is very important to some, but the issue of dealing with
> reduced clock speed is almost certainly of no issue when it comes to charging
> for computer use. I can't imagine any reason someone would be paying for CPU
> time on a processor not running "full out".
> The only time that this might be an issue is when thermal management takes
> over. I'd hope that thermal management would never kick in on a commercial
> compute server, but, if it did, the customer should, at least, only pay for
> the number of seconds the job would have run had it been properly cooled.
> (Actually, he should probably pay less as his time is also being wasted.)
As a user from the 2.x days, i would much rather have the great increase
of context switching performance than super accurate cpu accounting that
i will never use. FreeBSD needs to focus on performance now.
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