Linux: Completely Fair Scheduler Merged

“Ingo Molnar’s Completely Fair Scheduler has been merged into
the Linux kernel for inclusion in the upcoming 2.6.23 release. A
comment in the patch titled ‘sched: cfs core code’ noted, ‘apply
the CFS core code. This change switches over the scheduler core to
CFS’s modular design and makes use of
kernel/sched_fair/rt/idletask.c to implement Linux’s scheduling
policies.’ Another patch included documentation which described the
new scheduler, ‘80% of CFS’s design can be summed up in a single
sentence: CFS basically models an ‘ideal, precise multi-tasking
CPU’ on real hardware…'”


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