NetBSD Problem Report #38887

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Subject: manual pages should describe basic realtime info better
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>Number:         38887
>Category:       kern
>Synopsis:       manual pages should describe basic realtime info better
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       serious
>Priority:       medium
>Responsible:    rmind
>State:          open
>Class:          doc-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Sat Jun 07 22:30:00 +0000 2008
>Last-Modified:  Mon Nov 09 06:34:16 +0000 2009
>Originator:     Andrew Doran
>Release:        4.99.64
The NetBSD Project
Looking at the manual pages for the various realtime components we have 
like schedctl, it's not obvious that SCHED_FIFO and SCHED_RR are realtime 
scheduling classes and that SCHED_OTHER is not. To understand that you
have to have spent a while reading the POSIX spec first.

Also, we don't have a description of:

- each class as defined by POSIX, in brief
- if any class takes priority over another
- will cause kernel preemption

Look at a few of the manual pages.
Spend some time writing documentation. :-)



Responsible-Changed-From-To: kern-bug-people->rmind
Responsible-Changed-When: Mon, 09 Nov 2009 06:34:16 +0000


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