Fast clocks on slow hardware
Posted Jun 24, 2005 4:26 UTC (Fri) by set
In reply to: Fast clocks on slow hardware
Parent article: What to merge for 2.6.13?
hmmm. I dont see why a 2.6 kernel would be inherently slower than a
2.4 or 2.2 kernel on old hardware. (And Ive run 2.6 kernels on much
older, slower boxes than you describe;) (other than in extreme low
Definitely, I could see userspace bloat causing a problem, though.
(not just desktops, but all the other crap that might be running in
a modern distro). I would also not be running a vender kernel on old
hardware; its probably not optimised for it, and who knows what all
theyve configured it for. Well, at least not a major vendor; maybe
one of the distros designed to be small and lean...
My current desktop is a pIIx2@400, and it feels better with a 2.6 vs.
a 2.4 kernel. Ive also just tested Ubuntu and fc3 on a k6@333, and
the only thing slow was gnome;)
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