On Dienstag 20 April 2010, Nikos Chantziaras wrote:
> On 04/20/2010 05:41 PM, Helmut Jarausch wrote:
> > On 20 Apr, Volker Armin Hemmann wrote:
> >> On Dienstag 20 April 2010, Helmut Jarausch wrote:
> >>> Hi,
> >>> has anybody experience with these new sys-kernel/ck-sources?
> >>> I could only see they have additional patches (in addition to those
> >>> of gentoo-sources).
> >>> But I didn't find which patches and why these have only been applied to
> >>> ck-sources?
> >>> Thanks for your opinion,
> >>> Helmut.
> >> if you have more than 2 cores, you shouldn't use them
> > Why, it's said to scale well up to 16 cores (at least)?
> It's practically *made* for 2 and 4 cores. Single core enhancements
> were added later.
> Volker's recommendations is based on his own tests with the patches.
> I'm on a dual core Intel E6600 and the patches help a big deal to keep
> the GUI responsive and fluid.
> Also note that there's much hate and fanboy-ism around this issue.
> Expect people telling you how this is crap, or how the default Linux
> scheduler is crap, etc, without them really having a clue what they're
> talking about. (I am *not* referring to Volker here, mind you.)
to be honest - whenever I try ck patches I see zero improvements - so I stay
with my usual kernel-policy: the less patches the better and scrap them.