pip_stress - test priority inheritance between processes
pip_stress creates a priority inversion using three processes and a
priority inheritance mutex shared via shared memory. All three processes are
bound to run on the same cpu. The process with the lowest priority holds a
mutex and is prempted by the medium priority process that just runs an
infinite loop. The third process with the highest priority tries to grab the
mutex that is hold by the low prio process. As a priority inheritance mutex is
used the low priority process lends the high priority process' priority to
unlock the mutex and so stops the medium priority process blocking the high
pip_stress doesn't take any options and quits as soon as
the priority inversion is resolved which should happen instantly.
pip_stress was written by John Kacur <firstname.lastname@example.org>.