Patch that does wonders. Would it be possible to test?

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Patch that does wonders. Would it be possible to test?

Post#1 by Tonio » 09 Jan 2011, 03:13

@fanthom & all

There was recently a 200 code patch that made the desktop more responsive. Now there has been an alternative to it that does not involve using the kernel:

http://www.osnews.com/story/24223/Alter ... nders_quot_


Get the patch directly from over here:
http://www.webupd8.org/2010/11/alternat ... patch.html

Mail to kernel list
http://lkml.org/lkml/2010/11/16/392

I hope that we can test both options and see which one or combination works best for us?
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Re: Patch that does wonders. Would it be possible to test?

Post#2 by fanthom » 09 Jan 2011, 07:01

this patch uses 'cgropu' (Control Group) feature of the kernel, which is conflicting with BFS (Brain Fuck Scheduler):
http://ck.kolivas.org/patches/bfs/bfs-faq.txt
i have read about some troubles from people who used '200 lines patch' and i have decided to go with well tested BFS for now.

testing of userspace implementation should be still possible with BFS i guess. Ponce should tell us more as he did some experiments with it.
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Re: Patch that does wonders. Would it be possible to test?

Post#3 by Tonio » 10 Jan 2011, 02:29

Thanks fanthom. I read that you have incorporated the patches into remix v09 64 bit version already :), just would be nice to know how the two implemenations work vs each other.

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