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KernelTrap: Staircase Performance Improvements

Jul 03, 2004, 10:00 (0 Talkback[s])

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"Con Kolivas released on updated version of his staircase CPU scheduler. Con explains, 'Version 7.7 was nice and stable but probably underperformed about 4 minor versions before it. The stability was necessary, though, because a whole swag of little annoying starvation issues made it into 7.4. This version adds a few more planned features, and has improved the performance substantially, and improved the fairness of the non-interactive and computational scheduler settings.'

"The scheduler is available as a patch against the 2.6.7 stable Linux kernel, as well as within Con's performance enhancing -ck patchset..."

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