[linux-audio-dev] kernel 2.6.6 just out

eviltwin69 at cableone.net eviltwin69 at cableone.net
Mon May 10 12:05:26 EDT 2004


Good question.  I had already read that and was curious myself.  Also, how about
2.6.6-mm1?  I want to upgrade to Fedora Core 2 and a new kernel so I can quit
pissing off Paul D. and the guys with my 2.96 gcc ;-)

Jan


On Mon, 10 May 2004 16:50 , Robert Jonsson <robert.jonsson at dataductus.se> sent:

>Hi,
>
>As a service to all readers, here's an excerpt of the Changelog concerning 
>latency: ;)
>
>akpm at osdl.org>
>	[PATCH] Add mpage_writepages() scheduling point
>	
>	From: Jens Axboe axboe at suse.de>
>	
>	Takashi did some nice latency testing of the current kernel (with -mm
>	writeback changes), and the biggest offender in general core is
>	mpage_writepages().
>
>akpm at osdl.org>
>	[PATCH] ia32: 4Kb stacks (and irqstacks) patch
>	
>	From: Arjan van de Ven arjanv at redhat.com>
>	
>	Below is a patch to enable 4Kb stacks for x86. The goal of this is to
>	
>	1) Reduce footprint per thread so that systems can run many more threads
>	   (for the java people)
>	
>	2) Reduce the pressure on the VM for order > 0 allocations. We see real life
>	   workloads (granted with 2.4 but the fundamental fragmentation issue isn't
>	   solved in 2.6 and isn't solvable in theory) where this can be a problem.
>	   In addition order > 0 allocations can make the VM "stutter" and give more
>	   latency due to having to do much much more work trying to defragment
>
>akpm at osdl.org>
>	[PATCH] reiserfs: scheduling latency improvements
>
>akpm at osdl.org>
>	[PATCH] unmap_vmas latency improvement
>	
>	unmap_vmas() will cause scheduling latency when tearing down really big vmas
>	on !CONFIG_PREEMPT.  That's a bit unkind to the non-preempt case, so let's do
>	a cond_resched() after zapping 1024 pages.
>
>
>So... humbly asking, is it time yet to make the switch? :-)
>






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