Re: Call for Foundation-supported Project Ideas

From: George Mitchell <>
Date: Tue, 30 Nov 2021 14:55:42 UTC
On 11/30/21 06:53, Stefan Esser wrote:
> Am 23.11.21 um 23:41 schrieb Joseph Mingrone:
>> Hello FreeBSD community,
>> The Foundation is seeking suggestions for new projects to support.  What
>> gaps in the Project are not being addressed by the broader community?
> The "new" ULE scheduler has a number of well-known issues, which leads
> to the "old" BSD scheduler giving better performance on many systems
> and loads, but is based on concepts that made sense in pre-SMP times.
> [... a collection of highly salient points about both schedulers ...]

I'll second the recommendation to take a hard look at FreeBSD scheduling
and to consider a brand new one.  At the same time, it would be most
helpful if the choice of scheduler were a boot-time tunable.   -- George

> Regards, STefan