[Novalug] 2.6.23 Kernel
daniel.l.copeland at gmail.com
Fri Oct 12 14:09:36 EDT 2007
Thank you for your input. No issues I can tell yet, I just dropped it right
in my existing desktop machine with no issues at all, save for having to
recompile my Nvidia driver separately before the GUI would start, but that's
And yes, I have been following those rants for a month or so now, so I just
wanted to run it for myself for curiosity's sake and to see what people were
getting so compassionate about. I will probably keep using it for day to
day computing if no major problems arise :)
On 10/12/07, Cliff Palmer <cliff at palmercs.com> wrote:
> Daniel, you will probably find that it is a little faster, but remember
> that the scheduler is only one part of the O/S, so I would not be
> attributing all of the difference to that.
> CFS is a big step forward compared to it's predecessor and I suspect it
> will get some additional fine-tuning soon. Once again, unless you are
> running a compute-intensive workload or have made having the most
> threads running concurrently of any linux system on the planet your
> life's passion, you will probably get more improvement out of faster
> hardware (particularly a video card in the case of window movement),
> more memory and other general improvements.
> If you would like to see more of the frenetic flame fests (yes, I did
> make that up myself *ducks*) look at kerneltrap - including some fresh
> complaining by the FreeBSD folks who, of course, have had a much better
> scheduler for quite some time.....
> Please let me know if you find any issues with CFS. I and others would
> like to make it better.
> On Fri, 2007-10-12 at 11:49 -0400, Daniel Copeland wrote:
> > Hey all, just curious for your opinions. I was wondering what you
> > guys thought of the new kernel with CFS (I am surprised I see little
> > to no talk about it on here) and what you think of its performance or
> > stability vs. the old scheduler. Yesterday I downloaded the vanilla
> > kernel from the official archive and compiled on my Ubuntu (Feisty
> > Fawn) system, as the repositories did not have it yet of course.
> > I am not an expert, more of a power user, but I did notice a lot more
> > "snappiness" in window movement and resizing even with a DVD being
> > ripped to the harddisk in the background. I don't know if that was
> > illusion or suggestion of the mind, as I have no real benchmarking
> > tools to be able to really test this on my system.
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