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    SubjectRe: [RFC] sched.c : procfs tunables
    On Fri, 2006-03-31 at 17:23 +0300, Al Boldi wrote:
    > Proper scheduling in a multi-tasking environment is critical to the success
    > of a desktop OS. Linux, being mainly a server OS, is currently tuned to
    > scheduling defaults that may be appropriate only for the server scenario.
    > To enable Linux to play an effective role on the desktop, a more flexible
    > approach is necessary. An approach that would allow the end-User the
    > freedom to adjust the OS to the specific environment at hand.
    > So instead of forcing a one-size fits all approach on the end-User, would not
    > exporting sched.c tunables to the procfs present a flexible approach to the
    > scheduling dilemma?

    Nope, not the existing tunables anyway. The full effect of even a tiny
    scheduler knob tweak is hard to predict even if you've studied the code
    carefully. These knobs are just not generic enough to be exposed IMHO.


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