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From brien colwell <xcolw...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Choosing a scheduler
Date Wed, 09 Sep 2009 23:24:02 GMT
We use the fair scheduler because it's easy to configure and easily 
understood -- all jobs get an equal share of the resources. The capacity 
scheduler has more complex semantics (capacities per queue, how are 
resources split between jobs of equal priority within the same queue?, 
etc -- see 
To me the capacity scheduler seems like it might be a superset of the 
fair scheduler.

Brian Seaman wrote:
> I am planning on upgrading to the new 0.20.1 version to be able to use the
> job schedulers.  The two schedulers, Fair and Capacity, seem fairly
> similar.  Is there a reason to pick one over the other?  Does one receive
> better ongoing support than the other?
> Thanks for you help.
> -Brian

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