Hi all I stumbled upon this site through google via the "Linux 2.6.23 Kernel Benchmarks" article. I'm a EE graduate student and moderate Linux user.

As part of a semester requirement I was to choose an OS topic to write about. I chose the (retrospectively poor topic of) comparing the new Linux CFS scheduler to other OS schedulers. I say retrospectively poor because at this point in my knowledge, I don't really know the best way to go about comparing them. I only chose the topic on a whim after seeing the slashdot article on CFS. My intent was to source others' benchmarks and discuss the results, but I've found that there really aren't that many comparisons of current OS schedulers. And on that note, if I'm wrong, and anyone has any hints on googling please let me know.

So my reason for posting is this: does anyone with experience have any help on how to go about efficiently comparing major OS schedulers (Linux vanilla/CFS, Solaris, MacOS, XP, etc)? This isn't supposed to be a "help me do my homework" question, I'm sorry if it sounds like it.