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Writing a new scheduler and integrating it into an exist- ing OS is a daunting task, requiring the understanding of multiple low-level kernel mechanisms. Indeed, implementing a new scheduler is outside the expertise of application programmers, even though they are the ones who understand best the scheduling needs of their applications. To address these problems, we present the design of Bossa, a language targeted toward the development of scheduling policies. Bossa provides high-leveldoi:10.1109/words.2005.7 dblp:conf/words/MullerLD05 fatcat:3347yav3wjck3hrkn5hrauil7y