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Linsched for 2.6.35 released

Oct 13, 2010, 19:34 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ranjit Manomohan)

"I would like to announce the availability of the Linux Scheduler Simulator (Linsched) for 2.6.35.

"Originally developed at the University of North Carolina, LinSched is a user-space program that hosts the Linux scheduling subsystem.

"Its purpose is to provide a tool for observing and modifying the behavior of the Linux scheduler. This makes it a valuable tool in prototyping new Linux scheduling policies in a way that may be easier (or otherwise less painful or time-consuming) to many developers when compared to working with real hardware.

"Since Linsched allows arbitrary hardware topologies to be modeled, it enables testing of scheduler changes on hardware that may not be easily accessible to the developer. For example, most developers don't have access to a quad-core quad-socket box, but they can use LinSched to see how their changes affect the scheduler on such boxes."

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