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Bug#377546: ITP: schedtools -- Queries/alters process's scheduling policy; supports the -ck kernel patch

Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist
Owner: Thibaut VARENE <varenet@debian.org>

* Package name    : schedtools
  Version         : 1.2.6
  Upstream Author : Freek <http://freshmeat.net/projects/schedtool/>
* URL             : http://freequaos.host.sk/schedtool/
* License         : GPLv2
  Programming Lang: C
  Description     : Queries/alters process's scheduling policy; supports the -ck kernel patch

schedtool can be used to query or alter a process' scheduling policy
under Linux. Support for CPU-affinity has also been added and most recently
(re-)nicing of processes. Thus, schedtool is the definitive interface to
Linux's scheduler.

It can be used to avoid skipping for A/V-applications, to lock
processes onto certain CPUs on SMP/NUMA systems, which may be
beneficial for networking or benchmarks, or to adjust nice-levels
of lesser important jobs to maintain a high amount of interactive
responsiveness under high load.

If you don't know about scheduling policies, you probably don't want to
use this program - or learn and read "man sched_setscheduler".

Certain modes (as of this writing: SCHED_IDLE and SCHED_ISO) need a
patched kernel (such as Con Kolivas' -ck patchset, from

-- System Information:
Debian Release: testing/unstable
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (700, 'testing'), (500, 'testing-proposed-updates'), (90, 'unstable')
Architecture: powerpc (ppc)
Shell:  /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash
Kernel: Linux 2.6.17-ck1
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)

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