[oclug] Yay: Linux v2.6.0-test1
rjordan at student.math.uwaterloo.ca
Mon Jul 14 17:08:40 EDT 2003
> On Mon. 2003-07-14, 16:16, Warren A. Layton wrote:
> > On Mon, Jul 14, 2003 at 03:41:51PM -0400, Robert Brockway wrote:
> > > I'm most keen to try out the new scheduler which will be great both
> > > for workstations & servers. There was talk of a modular scheduler
> > > design which would allow new schedulers to be loaded into the kernel
> > > as modules. Not sure if that made it in as standard but patches
> > > (produced by IBM and others) are available.
> > At the moment, I don't think the scheduler is ideal for desktop use.
> > It's being worked on so hopefully it will be decent by the time 2.6.0
> > is released (or soon after).
> I heard that, too. In general, the speed of interactive computing in
> 2.6 is said to have noticeably improved.
Several of the patches have been backported to 2.4.21; interactive
tasks in X are improved under 2.4.21.
Hopefully 2.6 will be even better.
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