Tiny Linux Kernel Patch Delivers Huge Speed Boost

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    What's this then, I wonder ? They talk about a certain Lennart Poettering, check it out - maybe an improvement on or related to M. Galbraith's code ? I don't know.:(

    Edit:- Apparently it's an alternative 'that you can use right away'.

    http://www.webupd8.org/2010/11/alternative-to-200-lines-kernel-patch.html

     
  4. katio

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    In reply to https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showpost.php?p=1788120&postcount=1
    You won't under usual conditions, only when you hit the limits of your system really hard you'll get a more responsive system. It doesn't make anything faster, all about the scheduling/distributing of resources across processes.

    I think I've run into a situation where this could have helped me maybe once or twice, ever. It's really not the major news some make it to be. Doesn't replace more RAM or a beefier CPU...
     
  5. tlu

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    Well, I had situations when a specific Windows application running in Virtualbox slowed down my Linux desktop (although the VM is located on another harddisk and CPU load was far below 100%). That might be a situation where the patch helps.

    Anyway - Linus will include it in the kernel, so we all will benefit from it more or less.
     
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