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SubjectRe: Scaling noise
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In article <20030903153901.GB5769@work.bitmover.com>,
Larry McVoy <lm@bitmover.com> wrote:

| It's really easy to claim that scalability isn't the problem. Scaling
| changes in general cause very minute differences, it's just that there
| are a lot of them. There is constant pressure to scale further and people
| think it's cool. You can argue you all you want that scaling done right
| isn't a problem but nobody has ever managed to do it right. I know it's
| politically incorrect to say this group won't either but there is no
| evidence that they will.

I think that if the problem of a single scheduler which is "best" at
everything proves out of reach, perhaps in 2.7 a modular scheduler will
appear, which will allow the user to select the Nick+Con+Ingo
responsiveness, or the default pretty good at everything, or the 4kbit
affinity mask NUMA on steroids solution.

I have faith that Linux will solve this one one way or the other,
probably both.
--
bill davidsen <davidsen@tmr.com>
CTO, TMR Associates, Inc
Doing interesting things with little computers since 1979.
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