On Fri, Sep 03, 2010 at 10:50:02AM +1000, David Singleton wrote:
> I'm sure this has been discussed before but having watched hundreds of
> thousands of cpuhrs being wasted by difficult-to-detect hung jobs, I'd
> be keen to know why there isn't some sort of "spin-wait backoff" option.
> For example, a way to specify spin-wait for x seconds/cycles/iterations
> then backoff to lighter and lighter cpu usage. At least that way, hung
> jobs would become self-evident.
> Maybe there is already some way of doing this?
For my solution to this, see
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