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Some Distributions Are Already Making Changes To Linux’s Scheduler

Already it’s looking like the research from the recently covered The Linux Scheduler: a Decade of Wasted Cores that called out the Linux kernel in being a poor scheduler is having an impact.

While we haven’t seen any major upstream improvements yet to the Linux kernel scheduler, it looks like some parties are beginning to take note and better analyze the scheduler for possible performance improvements. Intel’s Clear Linux distribution that’s known for being focused on high out-of-the-box performance (even faster Intel graphics) already took action and landed some changes to their kernel’s scheduler.