Workload Assumptions and Scheduling Metrics

In this lesson, you will be introduced to workload​ assumptions and scheduling metrics for processes.

Workload assumptions

Before getting into the range of possible policies, let us first make a number of simplifying assumptions about the processes running in the system, sometimes collectively called the workload. Determining the workload is a critical part of building policies, and the more you know about workload, the more fine-tuned your policy can be.

The workload assumptions we make here are mostly unrealistic, but that is alright (for now) because we will relax them as we go, and eventually develop what we will refer to as … (dramatic pause) … a fully-operational scheduling disciplineSaid in the same way you would say “A fully-operational Death Star.”.

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