Re: 2.4.10 much better than previous 2.4.x :-)

Martin Knoblauch (
Tue, 25 Sep 2001 18:18:11 +0200

> Re: 2.4.10 much better than previous 2.4.x :-)
> On 24 Sep 2001, Michael Rothwell wrote:
> > This is mainly a thank you for 2.4.10. It performs much better than
> > 2.4.7 (RedHat version), from which I upgraded. Interactive performance
> > for applications (Gnome, Evolution, Mozilla) is much improved,
> If you have the time, could you also test 2.4.9-ac15 ?
> (The -ac VM has basically branched off at 2.4.7 and has
> evolved quite a bit since ... last week I fixed a stupid
> page aging bug and things should be a lot better than
> before now)
> regards,
> Rik

just did a short test with both 2.4.9-ac15 and 2.4.10 plain on a
Notebook with 320 MB and twice as much swap. "/" is on reiserfs.

Both look a lot better that anything before. With my workload of
netscape, NT_under_vmware (128 MB memory) and a kernel compile I am not
using swap for the first time since in 2.4.x.

My feeling is that 2.4.10 behaves a bit better with high I/O activity
on the reiserfs partition. Maybe this can be attributed to the latest
reiserfs stuff that went into 2.4.10, but not yet in -ac. The
responsiveness when "suspending" the vmware session has definitely
improved with 2.4.10. With 2.4.9-ac the system "freezes" for some
seconds during that operation.

In any case, good work in both trees.


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