Tag Archives: linux kernel

Story of find_busiest_group() cleanup.

Last year, around the same time, I had ranted about this function named find_busiest_group() in kernel/sched.c. This is one humongous function which can so easily scare the sh*t out of any programmer who sees it for the first time. Partly … Continue reading

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The Level Playground

A lot has been said about Barkha Dutt and NDTV‘s legal notice to a blogger who poured out his emotions over what he felt was irresponsible and shoddy journalism. Many people have spoken out about the freedom of speech and … Continue reading

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Flashback: Linux and moi

Quick takes: India leads the 7 match series 4-0. Dhoni’s Dashers do it again. Poker has become the new favourite game here at Civilization.inc If a team loses the match due to losing the toss, can you use the phrase … Continue reading

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Cause and Effect

While working on idle power management, I used vaidy’s klog based patches to profile an idle system to obtain stats such as: * The time when a cpu enters into the tickless idle mode * The various interrupts that bring … Continue reading

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Nr_variables!

Okay, henceforth decided to give the opening and closing mood a break! Anyway, I am currently reading the Linux scheduler load balancing code. And there’s this one function called find_busiest_group() which looks something like this: Now by the time I … Continue reading

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Cpu-Hotplug and KBC

Opening Mood: Sleepy. Night out did me in. Opening Song: Flight of Fantasy – Yanni. Just couldn’t help laughing at the thought of this one (at the risk of being accused of thinking about nothing else other than … you’ll … Continue reading

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IIITB

Opening Mood: Chillout and relaxed. NZ cruising along against Canada. Opening Song: Dooba Dooba – Silk Route Time: 9:15 P.M, 22nd March 2007. I visited Indian Institute Of Information Technology Bangalore (IIITB) today to deliver a lecture on “Kernel Synchronization … Continue reading

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