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SubjectRe: [PATCH] Stairacse scheduler v6.E for 2.6.7-rc3
Con,

I would like to try this against a 2.6.7 now that it
is out. I am assuming the 267-rc3 patch will not go
nicely against a 2,6.7, so is there any way to update
this patch set?

Thanks!
Phy

--- Con Kolivas <kernel@kolivas.org> wrote:
> Here is an updated version of the staircase
> scheduler. I've been trying to hold
> off for 2.6.7 final but this has not been announced
> yet. Here is a brief update
> summary.
>
http://ck.kolivas.org/patches/2.6/2.6.7-rc3/patch-2.6.7-rc3-s6.E
>
>
> Changes:
>
> A lot more code from the original scheduler not
> required by staircase has been
> removed (610 deletions, 223 additions).
>
> The "compute" mode now also includes cache trash
> minimisation by introducing
> delayed preemption. A task of higher priority will
> force a reschedule after a
> task has run a minimum of cache_decay_ticks. This
> increases the latency
> slightly but optimises cpu cache utilisation.
>
> The yield() implementation was fixed to ensure it
> yielded to all other tasks.
>
> Tiny cleanups elsewhere.
>
>
> Stability of this version has been confirmed in a
> number of different settings
> for days.
>
> Testing, comments welcome.
> Con
>
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