Scheduling operating system processing on small-scale multiprocessors

James W. Wendorf, Roli G. Wendorf, Hideyuki Tokuda

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Abstract

The authors propose a number of assignment and scheduling policies, ranging from asymmetric handling of operating system (OS) processing on designated OS processors, to the symmetric scheduling of OS processing on any available processor. These policies are evaluated under a variety of load conditions. Small systems, with up to three processors, are studied experimentally using the Mach operating system on a VAX-11/784. A discrete event simulator is used to study larger and more varied system configurations. For asymmetric systems, the results show that the OS preempt policy, which gives OS processing preemptive priority over application processing, provides the best performance in almost all situations.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Hawaii International Conference on System Science
EditorsBruce D. Shriver
PublisherPubl by Western Periodicals Co
Pages904-913
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)0818619120
Publication statusPublished - 1989 Dec 1
EventProceedings of the Twenty-Second Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences: Software Track - Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, USA
Duration: 1989 Jan 31989 Jan 6

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Hawaii International Conference on System Science
Volume2
ISSN (Print)0073-1129

Other

OtherProceedings of the Twenty-Second Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences: Software Track
CityKailua-Kona, Hawaii, USA
Period89/1/389/1/6

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)

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