Re: [ANNOUNCE][RFC] PlugSched-6.1.4 for 2.6.14 and 2.6.15-rc1

From: Peter Williams
Date: Mon Nov 21 2005 - 01:07:34 EST

Peter Williams wrote:
This version updates the staircase scheduler to Con's version and makes modifications to the interactive bonus mechanisms in spa_ws and zaphod to use interactive sleepiness instead of ordinary sleepiness.

A patch for 2.6.15-rc1 is available at:


and a patch to upgrade the 6.1.3 version for 2.6.14 to 6.1.4 is
available at:


Very Brief Documentation:

You can select a default scheduler at kernel build time. If you wish to
boot with a scheduler other than the default it can be selected at boot
time by adding:


to the boot command line where <scheduler> is one of: ingosched,
nicksched, staircase, spa_no_frills, spa_ws, spa_svr or zaphod. If you
don't change the default when you build the kernel the default scheduler
will be ingosched (which is the normal scheduler).

The scheduler in force on a running system can be determined by the
contents of:


Control parameters for the scheduler can be read/set via files in:



Patch for 2.6.15-rc2 is available at:


Peter Williams pwil3058@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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