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Just What Makes Linux Tick

Feb 22, 2008, 04:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by David M. Williams)


Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers

"Last time, we spoke about the Linux process scheduler and how it runs in the shadows swapping processes in and out of a running state so everyone gets a stab at the CPU. Today we'll go over how the kernel keeps track of time and just what it means to do something in a jiffy.

"Just to recap, last time we saw that every process has a priority assigned to. The scheduler will bump this priority up and down as time goes on and depending on how responsive the process is..."

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