Name for Strong APA Scheduler?

Darshit Shah darnir at
Thu Mar 31 09:13:21 UTC 2016

On 03/31, Sebastian Huber wrote:
>since the GSoC project to implement an optimized SMP scheduler with 
>strong APA (Arbitrary Processor Affinity) support seems to take shape 
>it would be good to create a name for this scheduler.

The proposal on the website is not publicly accessible. However, I've 
made the Google Docs version publicly accessible:

>I need this name to generate the skeleton files for the scheduler 
>implementation and its configuration.
>My preference is APA, since three letter acronyms are quite popular, 
>like EDF and CBS. So, I would omit that we actually support strong APA 
>in the name. From my point of view a weak APA scheduler makes no sense 
>for a supposed to be real-time operating system. In the documentation 
>we should emphasis this.

I agree that a three letter acronym is quite popular and would make 
things easy, but I would still support strong APA as the name since it 
clearly states what the scheduler is doing.

>New files are for example:
Going by some of the existing filenames, I thought the files should be 
called `schedulerapasmp.c` and similarly for others. That is also the 
name I used in the proposal.

Thanking You,
Darshit Shah
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