Re: [RFC] sched.c : procfs tunables

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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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