1. the offline scheduler is about treating a processor as a device. this is why I am offloading it. i have compared in my essay several partition- system, CPU sets, INtime and IBM partitions. I did not comare it to dynticks because dynticks is simply a different matter.
2. the offline schdeuler has other features that monitor (RTOP) and protect the kernel ( offline firewall ) when it is not possible.