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Linux: DeskOpt, “Completely Unfair Scheduling”

“‘Completely fair scheduling is [a] really good thing, but if
you want the best performance for certain applications you need to
tune up some things,’ explained Michal Piotrowski in his
announcement for the fifth version of his DeskOpt daemon. The
daemon is a Python script that helps to automatically tune the I/O
scheduler and the process scheduler to offer better performance for
certain applications such as games or audio applications. The
script supports the default CFS process scheduler and CFQ I/O
scheduler, as well as the anticipatory I/O scheduler and the
deadline I/O scheduler…”

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