Scheduler Changes Published For The Linux 4.9 Kernel
Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Kernel on 3 October 2016 at 04:39 PM EDT. 13 Comments
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Ingo Molnar was prompt as usual in submitting his various pull requests for the opening of the Linux 4.9 merge window, including the scheduler changes.

The scheduler changes for Linux 4.9 appear scattered throughout from schedstat debugging enhancements to per-entity load tracking improvements to various NUMA enhancements and cputime scalability improvements.

The changes are scattered throughout so read the pull request if you've been curious about whether a certain feature/change affecting you has landed.

Sadly, not entering the Linux 4.9 kernel through this scheduler PR or the ACPI/PM updates is the Turbo Boost Max 3.0 changes for Linux in order to enable this capability on the latest Intel (Broadwell-E) CPUs. It's looking like we may be waiting until Linux 4.10 or later for finally seeing Turbo Boost Max 3.0 enablement.

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