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be more desktop specific!

Postby zomzilla on Thu Feb 02, 2012 11:43 am

well this is initially just to do with the kernel; but it surely applies elsewhere too

Linux mint must be used almost solely for Desktop/PC use

so why dont the mint team include the -ck patches and set the pre emption to low-latency?

this is what i would want at least; as the reason i use linux is the lovely speed and lack of 'OMG this background program is hungry im a slow your webs down' that you get with other OS's


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Re: be more desktop specific!

Postby dagon on Thu Feb 02, 2012 11:52 am

Can you please add some background info and links to the -ck patches?
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Re: be more desktop specific!

Postby zomzilla on Thu Feb 02, 2012 3:37 pm

the ck patchset is a set of patches by con kolivas

the main one is the BFS cpu scheduler which will NOT improve performance (what everyone assumes) but WILL improve responsiveness
http://users.on.net/~ckolivas/kernel/

the latency thing is a setting build into the kernel

other possibilities include the BFQ i/o scheduler which is supposed to be very worthwhile, but i have yet to get to work
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