Solaris Resource Manager 1.3 System Administration Guide

Allocating Resources

Solaris Resource Manager has a CPU scheduling class that replaces the standard timesharing scheduler. Called the SHR scheduler, this module implements what is called a fair share scheduler. The term is something of a misnomer, because it is the system administrator who specifies what "fair" means. In the example above, "fair" meant that manufacturing could get 100 percent of the system. The SHR scheduler is responsible for allocating resources according to the plan laid out in the administrative profile.