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2002
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Analysis of methods for scheduling low priority disk drive tasks

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Analysis of methods for scheduling low priority disk drive tasks
This paper analyzes various algorithms for scheduling low priority disk drive tasks. The derived closed form solution is applicable to class of greedy algorithms that include a variety of background disk scanning applications. By paying close attention to many characteristics of modern disk drives, the analytical solutions achieve very high accuracy--the difference between the predicted response times and the measurements on two different disks is only 3% for all but one examined workload. This paper also proves a theorem which shows that background tasks implemented by greedy algorithms can be accomplished with very little seek penalty. Using greedy algorithm gives a 10% shorter response time for the foreground application requests and up to a 20% decrease in total background task run time compared to results from previously published techniques.
Eitan Bachmat, Jiri Schindler
Added 23 Dec 2010
Updated 23 Dec 2010
Type Journal
Year 2002
Where SIGMETRICS
Authors Eitan Bachmat, Jiri Schindler
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