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Byte.com: Process Scheduling In Linux, A Time For Everything

Jan 03, 2000, 16:55 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Moshe Bar)

"Last month, we started a new series of Linux kernel internals. In that first part, we looked at how Linux manages processes and why in many ways Linux is better at creating and maintaining processes than many commercials Unixes."

"This series on Linux internals is by the way the fruit of a tight collaboration with some of the most experienced kernel hackers in the Linux project. Without the contribution of people like Andrea Arcangeli in Italy (VM contributor and SuSE employee), Ingo Molnar (scheduler contributor) and many others, this series wouldn't be possible. Many thanks to all of them, but especially to Andrea Arcangeli who has shown a lot of patience in answering many of my questions."

"This time, we dwell a bit on the subject of scheduling. Much to my surprise, here again, Linux goes the unorthodox way and disregards conventional wisdom in kernel theory. The results are excellent. Let's see how."

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