Resource Management and Control: A Straw Proposal for Linux

Resource management and controlling the allocation of resources for complex workloads has always been a topic for discussion in open systems, but no one has ever followed through on making open systems look and behave like an IBM mainframe. On IBM’s MVS and later OSes, resources can be allocated and managed in such a way as to execute policy, whether that policy be to prioritize credit card approval codes at Christmas time or to prioritize stock purchases from a specific broker.