Completely Fair Scheduler

Find out how Linux's new scheduler strives to be fair to all processes and eliminate the problems with the old O(1) scheduler.

The CFS design is quite radical and innovative in its approach. Features like the modular scheduler ease the task of integrating new scheduler types to the core scheduler.

Chandandeep Singh Pabla works at STMicroelectronics. He has extensive experience in the development of embedded software for multimedia (DVD/STB) chipsets on multiple operating systems. He can be reached at