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Regressions galore?

Regressions galore?

Posted Feb 10, 2012 12:59 UTC (Fri) by jospoortvliet (subscriber, #33164)
In reply to: Regressions galore? by blujay
Parent article: What happened to disk performance in 2.6.39

Kernel 3.2 is certainly noticeably better than 3.1 and 3.0 in the interactivity regard, esp in low memory/swap situations and on high IO. But you're right in that older linux versions had better behavior in many situations - worse in others, however. Like how often it happened that one high-cpu task would hog your system and make your mouse cursor or even music skip. That rarely happens these days, with the exception of cases with high swapping.


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