Re[06]: Linux Kernel 2.2.20-pre10 Initial Impressions

John L. Males (
Mon, 24 Sep 2001 20:25:42 -0500

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Hi Tim,

Thank you so much for your offer.

If you get a chance please refer to my posting yesterday where I
actually detailed the results of my testing and the steps I used. If
you need further details feel free to ask.

My results seem to suggest one interesting behaviour. At this point
I am not sure if it is part kernel, part Netscape or all Netscape. I
would lean towards it not being all Kernel, but I could be really
wrong given my very limited knowledge of the kernel. Just my
professional QA/Testing opinion with varied my technical background.


John L. Males
Willowdale, Ontario
24 September 2001 20:25

Date sent: Mon, 24 Sep 2001 14:02:32 -0700
From: Tim Moore <>
Organization: Yoyodyne Propulsion Systems, Inc.
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Subject: Re: Linux Kernel 2.2.20-pre10 Initial Impressions

> "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)
> ide.
> communicator-v478-us.x86-unknown-linux2.2.tgz
> System is Athlon 850 (CONFIG_M686=y) on an Abit KA7.
> 00:00.0 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc.: Unknown device 0391
> (rev 02) 00:01.0 PCI bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc.: Unknown device
> 8391 00:07.0 ISA bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C686 [Apollo
> Super] (rev 22) 00:07.1 IDE interface: VIA Technologies, Inc.
> VT82C586 IDE [Apollo] (rev 10) 00:07.4 Host bridge: VIA
> Technologies, Inc. VT82C686 [Apollo Super ACPI] (rev 30)
> rgds,
> tim.
> --

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