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source : http://www.ontko.com/moss/sched/user_guide.html

Configuration File Options standdev

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The number of standard deviations from the average length of time a process should execute before terminating.

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Can any one telling me what the above line means in simple English please? or show by some calculations.

I was not able to find a better forum to ask this question, so please suggest if there is a better stackexchange. thanks

yes i know what is standard deviation, but the line "Number of sd a process should execute is confusing"

help.

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When it says "meandev: The average length of time in milliseconds that a process should execute before terminating" and "standdev: The number of standard deviations from the average length of time a process should execute before terminating" my guess is that it means that the pair of parameters (meandev, standdev) together specify the mean and standard deviation of a normal distribution, and MOSS then creates programs that run for lengths of time drawn from this distribution.

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