On Mon, Mar 15, 2004 at 09:03:22 +0000, Glen Gray wrote:
>> My first reaction was "WOW". The desktop really was more responsive. The
> speed increase was on a par with what I felt when trying Gentoo on this
> machine for the first time last year. It's very hard to quantify why
> something seems faster to someone that hasn't gone through the same
> thing. Screen redraws happening much quicker is what really caught my
> attention and little or now UI performance decrease when you've a
> compile going on in the background.
>> Next I set about testing if it performed any better other than visually.
> I was slightly disappointed with my initial results. I've not had time
> to get back to them, but perhaps I will this week. Some tips on what to
> and what not to include in the kernel are welcome.
These are both likely down to enabling preemptible kernel support under
"Processor type and features", its great for responsiveness of X and media
playback, its my fave thing from 2.6, granted you loose a little in raw
task throughput as you've seen, but for interactive desktop work its
excellent, you feel like your mouse is flying around :-). Theres 2.4
patches for this as well I seem to recall.
Caolan McNamara | caolan at skynet.iehttp://www.skynet.ie/~caolan | +353 86 8161184
Once my power is secure, I will destroy all those pesky time-travel devices
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