Quote Originally Posted by TAXI View Post
Thanks for all the answers. But now I have to ask: I remember some discussions some time ago that realtime scheduling should be good for desktops, especially gaming. Was that just trolling?
The schedulers themselves are unlikely to be useful however the core work done for realtime (less lock contention etc) has already increased Linux kernel performance for general users and will continue to do so. No other general purpose kernel has merged realtime features to the extend Linux has or is expected to do in the near future so it is taking more time than anticipated earlier to work out the kinks. The merging of DEADLINE is a major move forward however.