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Dawn of the Linux Dead

Feb 26, 2008, 02:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by David M. Williams)

"Over the last week we've been covering how the Linux multitasking scheduler works. Today it's time to see what Linux has in common with popular horror flicks: this story has it all--zombies and zombie children, and a reaper.

"We saw how the priority of any given process changes over time, both at the request of the user and by the kernel making adjustments over the lifetime of the process. We discussed how to see how much time the CPU spends executing your process and how this can give some hints to finding bottlenecks..."

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