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RE: [Xen-users] dom-U idle loop detection?


> Does Xen (well, dom-U xenified kernel) detect when a dom-U is 
> spinning in idle loop?

Yes -- the domU calls HYPERVISOR_yield.
> In other words is Xen scheduling able to tell whether a dom-U 
> is really busy?


> I thought it might be useful to have a low-priority 
> 'background' dom-U that scavenged CPU-time when the other 
> dom-U's were idle.

You can achieve something akin to this just by setting the scheduler
weight parameters accordingly.


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