Re: Linux Kernel 2.2.20-pre10 Initial Impressions

Tim Moore (
Mon, 24 Sep 2001 14:02:32 -0700

"John L. Males" wrote:
> ...
> Ok, I finially had a chance to compile the 2.2.20-pre10 Kernel and
> run it though some basic paces. I need to do more specific A vs b
> (against the 2.2.19 Kernel), but it seems there are some performance
> issues. It is seems especially obvious with Netscape 4.78. I also
> had a odd Xfree error, that may have had some relationship to the
> performance issue.
> ...

FWIW, I've been using ns 4.78 since August 20 on the listed kernels with
no noticable change. All kernels have Andre's IDE patch.

If you have a specific test script I can give it a run.

2.2.19pre17, 2.2.20pre{6,9,10}
XFree86-3.3.6-29 (SVGA driver)

System is Athlon 850 (CONFIG_M686=y) on an Abit KA7.

00:00.0 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc.: Unknown device 0391 (rev
00:01.0 PCI bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc.: Unknown device 8391
00:07.0 ISA bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C686 [Apollo Super] (rev
00:07.1 IDE interface: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C586 IDE [Apollo] (rev
00:07.4 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C686 [Apollo Super ACPI]
(rev 30)


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