abhinavduggal at gmail.com
Mon Sep 24 02:42:20 PDT 2007
I am working on the X scheduler.I am still in the process of formulating an
idea on improving the scheduler.
On 9/23/07, Daniel Stone <daniel at fooishbar.org> wrote:
> On Sat, Sep 22, 2007 at 03:43:51PM -0400, Jeremy Bongio wrote:
> > I currently in grad school for comp sci and I was looking for a master's
> > thesis topic when someone mentioned the X server scheduler.
> > I read the documentation and code for the "Smart" Scheduler.
> > It's a priority scheduler with some optimizations and looks as if it's
> > 8 or 9 years old?
> > With recent developments I was thinking it may be fruitful to see if
> > could be improved any further. This brings up a few questions.
> > 1. Do you know if anyone else is working or discussed working on the
> > scheduler?
> Not really: it's being more or less left alone.
> > 2. In the documentation it mentions Keith Packard had interactivity and
> > benchmark numbers in mind. Does anyone know which
> > benchmarks he was speaking of or how he measured interactivity?
> Have you read http://keithp.com/~keithp/talks/usenix2000/smart.html ?
> That probably provides the best clues.
> > 3. Would there be interest in this?
> We're interested in anything that improves X, so yeah. :)
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