New Kernel Scheduler Proposal & Patch For Linux

“Ingo Molnar recently posted a patch to the Linux Kernel mailing list that, in his own words, is “a pretty radical rewrite of the Linux scheduler”. He includes links to the patch for 2.5.2-pre6 and 2.4.17. The stated goals are to retain the good things from existing scheduler, fully O(1) scheduling, ‘perfect’ SMP scalability, better SMP affinity.” Read the rest of the story, and the whole email Ingo sent to the mailing list, at The article includes information regarding the gain in performance, new features etc that the new Kernel Scheduler brings. This is indeed great news for the Linux users, developers and performance hungry admins.


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