BFS Updated For Linux 4.8, To Be Succeeded By New MuQSS Scheduler
Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Kernel on 4 October 2016 at 06:19 AM EDT. 8 Comments
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Con Kolivas has rolled out the BFS scheduler v0.512 release for Linux 4.8, which may be his last "BFS" release as he's getting ready to premiere a new scheduler.

The new scheduler Con Kolivas has been brewing is the MuQSS, the Multi Queue Skiplist Scheduler. MuQSS will be a replacement to BFS as an evolutionary change to create a more scalable, discrete runqueue design.

Of BFS 0.512 for Linux 4.8, Kolivas says that it has a number of fixes and performance improvements discovered while working on MuQSS, so it should be "the best performance BFS yet." There's also a early patch of MuQSS for Linux 4.8 if interested but it is not yet ready for production purposes.

Those wishing to learn more about MuQSS can read this blog post by Con Kolivas.

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