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George Dunlap

Measuring the effectiveness of a scheduler

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I’m working on now is an automated test framework, which will measure the effectivenes of the scheduler. This is actually a bit trickier than one might expect. You can’t simply run a workload by itself and measure its performance; for that use case, you don’t actually need a scheduler. You need to run each workload in competition with an array of other workloads, and at various levels of CPU “pressure”.

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