Re: [RFC][PATCH] 2.5.0 Multi-Queue Scheduler

From: Mike Kravetz (
Date: Sun Dec 09 2001 - 17:53:52 EST

On Sun, Dec 09, 2001 at 11:51:20PM +0000, Alan Cox wrote:
> Tasks with roughly the same priority will not neccessarily run in strict
> priority order but they will get appropriate extra time and run before
> anything measurably different in priority.

That makes it much easier. When we tried this, we were going for
strict priority. Therefore, you either had a really large number
of queues, or you had to scan all tasks on individual queues. Again,
we were trying to maintain existing behavior. In hind sight, this
doesn't look like a smart design constraint. :)

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