SCHED_ULE(4) MidnightBSD Kernel Interfaces Manual SCHED_ULE(4)

NAME

sched_ule — ULE Scheduler

SYNOPSIS

options SCHED_ULE

DESCRIPTION

The sched_ule scheduler is an experimental scheduler that provides a number of advanced scheduler features not present in sched_4bsd(4), the default system scheduler. These features address SMP and interactivity and include:

Thread CPU affinity.

CPU topology awareness, including for hyper-threading.

Per-CPU run queues.

Interactivity heuristics that detect interactive applications and schedules them preferentially under high load.

The following sysctls are relevant to the operation of sched_ule:

kern.sched.name

This read-only sysctl reports the name of the active scheduler.

The sched_ule scheduler is disabled by default as it is experimental. See the BUGS section for more information.

SEE ALSO

sched_4bsd(4), sysctl(8)

HISTORY

The sched_ule scheduler first appeared in FreeBSD 5.1.

AUTHORS

Jeff Roberson 〈jeff@FreeBSD.org〉

BUGS

As an experimental scheduler, sched_ule is not enabled by default due to a number of known issues, including weak performance with several known workloads, and reports of instability. Deployment of sched_ule in production environments should be done cautiously.

MidnightBSD 0.3 April 7, 2005 MidnightBSD 0.3