A Feedback-driven Proportion Allocator for Real-Rate Scheduling

@inproceedings{Steere1999AFP,
  title={A Feedback-driven Proportion Allocator for Real-Rate Scheduling},
  author={David C. Steere and Ashvin Goel and Joshua Gruenberg and Dylan McNamee and Calton Pu and Jonathan Walpole},
  booktitle={OSDI},
  year={1999}
}
In this paper we propose changing the decades-old practice of allocating CPU to threads based on priority to a scheme based on proportion and period. Our scheme allocates to each thread a percentage of CPU cycles over a period of time, and uses a feedback-based adaptive scheduler to assign automatically both proportion and period. Applications with known requirements, such as isochronous software devices, can bypass the adaptive scheduler by specifying their desired proportion and/or period. As… CONTINUE READING
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