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Re: [OT]: Quiz for scheduler "want to be authors" [Was]: Re: code of process scheduling



Nifty Hat Mitch wrote:
> Quiz for scheduler "want to be authors":
> 
> Given: 
>        A two man racing team.
>        Race is 100 Km in length.
>        The first team member drives the first half at 50Km/hr.
> 
> Question 1:  
>        How fast must the second driver drive the second
>        half of the race for the TEAM to average 100Km/hour?

Andrey Andreev (correctly) answered:
> The only way the team would average 100 km/h along the length of the 
> race is, as far as my imagination goes, the unlikely event that the 
> second driver quantum teleports to the finish line instantly. Either 
> that, or fall into a conveniently placed wormhole or something.
> 
Mitch's second question was:
>        Essay, How the heck does this apply to the Linux scheduler.

Andro asked:
> Seriously, how the heck does this apply to the Linux scheduler???

One possible drawback with a scheduler is that it spends so much time
trying to work out the Right Thing To Do that it never gives the system
the chance to do it: gettting on with something vaguely productive might
get things done faster.

James.

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