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Re: [News] Linux Scheduler Made Better, Rewritten

Roy Schestowitz wrote:

> Linux: The Completely Fair Scheduler
> ,----[ Quote ]
> | He explained, "this project is a complete rewrite of the Linux
> | task scheduler. My goal is to address various feature requests
> | and to fix deficiencies in the vanilla scheduler that were
> | suggested/found in the past few years, both for desktop
> | scheduling and for server scheduling workloads."
> `----
> http://kerneltrap.org/node/8059

I must say that I didn't know we had a problem with the scheduler. It is
true that the needs of the server are different to the needs of a desktop
in this particular area. Also that a more dynamic scheduler would very
likely be of use, though it has to be said that there is some dynamic
properties of the scheduler already, maybe there is room for improvement,
but except for in the more extreme situations load tables don't suggest a

I had my doubts whether this scheme would be the direction though, no more
heuristic dynamic allocation, instead a single, well sorry but my
subconcious did this of it's own account, it's a quicker reader than I am
so read ahead and replaced the line with 'a single bottle neck'.

Sometimes you know a thing is wrong, a product, an idea, because you know a
better way, but other times you don't know a better way but the thing has
the wrong feel to it. This particular idea on the scheduler doesn't feel
right. I think it is the wrong direction.

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