Linux 5.11-ck1 Released With MuQSS 0.208 Scheduler

Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Kernel on 18 February 2021 at 06:03 AM EST. Add A Comment
Independent kernel hacker Con Kolivas is out with his latest "ck" patch-set against the newly-minted Linux 5.11 stable kernel and re-basing the MuQSS scheduler against the latest code-base.

Linux 5.11-ck1 or the new MuQSS 0.208 doesn't deliver much in the way of new functionality but is primarily about re-basing the existing code against the new kernel. Con's -ck patch-set plus the Multiple Queue Skiplist Scheduler (MuQSS) remain focused on improving Linux system responsiveness and interactivity, primarily for desktops but can also help mobile hardware and other devices.

The MuQSS scheduler in turn is used by the likes of the Liquorix kernel and other third-party kernel build alternatives to the kernels commonly shipped by distribution vendors. This CPU scheduler continues to have a steady following even without mainline ambitions with some users swearing by it for their desktops.

More details on Linux 5.11-ck1 and MuQSS 0.208 via the Con Kolivas blog.
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