Kernel Optimization

Author
Enrique Anaya
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Creative Commons CC BY 4.0
Abstract

The kernel is a computer program that has complete control over the operating system. It handles the input/output requests and translates them into data-processing instructions for the CPU. It handles not only the memory, but also peripherals. The kernel controls the tasks that are managed in the running system, some of these are running processes, hardware management and handling interrupts, in the kernel space. On the other hand, the user performs in the user space. This separation helps to prevent data interfering that can cause instability and slowness, or worse, malfunctioning application programs that can crash the entire operating system. The process scheduler decides which is the next task to run. In the following project we analyzed the behavior of the scheduler changing the default value of the runtime scheduling, this value is 950000µs for the scheduler real time running variable. According to this, 5% of the CPU time is reserved for processes that are not running under a realtime or deadline scheduling policy. On this project, this value specifies how much of the period time could be used by real-time and deadline scheduled processes on the system.

Kernel Optimization