|| ||Con Kolivas <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|| ||linux <email@example.com>,
CK Kernel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|| ||Sat, 25 Dec 2004 17:30:54 +1100|
These are patches designed to improve system responsiveness. It is
configurable to any workload but the default ck1 patch is aimed at the
desktop and ck1-server is available with more emphasis on serverspace.
Full patchlist and descriptions:
This is the latest version of the staircase cpu scheduler.
Add batch scheduling (idle only scheduling) and low latency non
privileged (isochronous) scheduling
(mapped watermark v2). Modify the virtual memory system to start
clearing ram at a less full state and do so only lightly. This causes
less system load while loading applications and ends up using swap much
Allow 1Gb of ram to be used without the overhead of enabling highmem
Use the complete fair queueing I/O scheduler by default
The low latency modifications currently in the -mm tree by Ingo Molnar
Allow unprivileged users to burn cds/dvds until userspace applications
catch up. Note your cd burning software must not be suid root for this
A small compatibility change to allow the current version of the nvidia
graphics card driver (6629) to work
Decrease the system cpu usage of heavy memory usage conditions
Build fix for config without swap
and available as an addon:
simplest way to have automounting removable media.
For those following the ck development, the time sliced cfq patch is
currently not included in the so-called "official" ck release but will
be available in the ckdev version until it's development stabilises.
Merry Xmas Cheers,