Re: Schedulers (fwd)

SethMeister G. (
Sun, 3 Aug 1997 23:44:39 -0700 (PDT)

> On Mon, 4 Aug 1997, Marcus B wrote:
> > I don't know if it has been on this mail list before but I found a
> > scheduler for linux that uses a Genetic Algorithm!
> >
> >
> >
> I've used it..I wasn't able to get it working on my SMP machine.. it's a
> cute set of patches.. Maby there needs to be some work on adding
> Schedulers via loadable module.. And of course a proc setting to pick
> them with..
> Then maby we should have a schduler shootout.. And maby come up with
> Sc-NG for linux.. A little more intelgence would be great when the system
> is under load.. And maby with a slightly differnt design the schduler
> wouldn't cripple the system when the system has a zillion running
> processes (The multiple que methods the QNX and EVE schdules use might
> possibly run better with lots of processes)..
> And someday we could have the dream of root being able to logon and fix a
> system with a loadavg of 400.. :)

I think that any major scheduling changes that make a real difference
are not going to be as simple as changing a few routines; scheduling is a
very, very difficult part of the kernel and getting a good one that
establishes fairness is not trivial.