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Thursday, July 13 • 16:35 - 17:35
Credit2 Scheduler: Are We There Yet? - Dario Faggioli, Citrix

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The current Xen scheduler, Credit, will be replaced by Credit2. The question is no longer "if it will happen", it's "when will it happen?". In fact, Credit was developed in 'previous era', both of scheduling and of computing, it grew hacks over hacks, and code has become very hard to understand and maintain. Credit2 is much more clean, flexible and easy to do development on (for improving performance, adding features, etc).

The Credit2 design goals, characteristics and current status will be covered in this session. But the main goal of the session itself would be talking about the challenges we are facing for answering the "when" question. That is, how can we ensure a smooth transition to a new default scheduler (e.g., without introducing performance problems and regressions)? What has been done so far, what still needs to be done and how can you help?

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Dario Faggioli

Ph.D, Senior Software Engineer, Citrix
Dario's first contact with Open Source was with the Linux kernel community, during his Ph.D. He is now employed by Citrix, and works full time on the Xen Project. His focus is on scheduling, his range of action is from deep down inside the hypervisor, up to toolstack and command line... Read More →

Thursday July 13, 2017 16:35 - 17:35

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