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Submission + - Deadline scheduling in the Linux kernel

c1oud writes: At the last Real-Time Linux Workshop (RTLWS) held on September in Dresden, there has been a lot of discussion about the possibility of enhancing real-time capabilities of Linux by adding a new scheduling class to the Linux kernel. According to most kernel developers, this new scheduling class should be based on the Earliest Deadline First (EDF) real-time algorithm.
The first draft of the scheduling class has been called "SCHED_EDF" and it has been proposed and discussed on the Linux Kernel Mailing List (LKML) just before the workshop.
Recently, a second version of the scheduling class (called "SCHED_DEADLINE", to meet the request of some kernel developers) has been proposed. Moreover, the code has been moved to a public git repository on Gitorius.
The implementation is part of a FP7 European project called ACTORS and financially supported by the European commission.
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Deadline scheduling in the Linux kernel

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