Linux: Tuning The Kernel With A Genetic Algorithm

Posted by dave on Jan 7, 2005 3:37 PM EDT
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Jake Moilanen provided a series of four patches against the 2.6.9 Linux kernel that introduce a simple genetic algorithm used for automatic tuning. The patches update the anticipatory IO scheduler and the zaphod CPU scheduler to both use the new in-kernel library, theoretically allowing them to automatically tune themselves for the best possible performance for any given workload. Jake says, "using these patches, there are small gains (1-3%) in Unixbench & SpecJBB. I am hoping a scheduler guru will able to rework them to give higher gains."

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Fascinating idea, though I remain skeptical chris 0 1,363 Jan 7, 2005 9:47 PM

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