HEADS UP: Scheduler change

Scott Long scottl at samsco.org
Tue Sep 7 15:07:03 PDT 2004


Andreas Kohn wrote:
> On Tue, 2004-09-07 at 22:58, Scott Long wrote:
> 
>>All,
>>
>>In the interest of getting RELENG_5 stable and ready for 5.3, we are
>>going to switch the scheduler in 6-CURRENT from SCHED_ULE to SCHED_4BSD.
> 
> Wouldn't it make more sense to only switch in RELENG_5, and leave it as
> default in HEAD?
> Or would it complicate testing and current work too much?
> 
> Regards,
> Andreas
> 
> (This questions basically comes from an interest in good QA and RE
> practices)
> 

We are trying to keep HEAD as a good test-bed for future RELENG_5 fixes.
It's hard to get broad testing of scheduler related things if HEAD and
RELENG_5 are using different schedulers.  We also want to see HEAD be
stable enough to develop and test non-scheduler related things too.

Scott


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