Phoronix: More Patches To Improve Linux Desktop Responsiveness
About one month ago we reported on the emergence of patches that may fix the Linux desktop responsiveness problems, which is an issue that's been experienced by many Linux desktop users in recent years. For Linux users it may take many seconds for a menu to appear when clicking on it or a half-minute to do a VT switch, but fortunately it's becoming a thing of the past with these patches working well for many users and has since been integrated into the mainline Linux kernel. The story though is not over as even more patches have just been published to further improve the Linux desktop responsiveness...
Oooh, much nicer than that insane BFS scheduler that Breaks Frikkin Sooomuch.
I wonder if this will help me launch system-monitor when gnash-plugin decides to consume 4 gigs of RAM in some tab I'm not viewing.
Nokia fixes, Google fixes, nice what's next, maybe more games and we're set, like Amnesia, maybe i will get better GPU just for this.
2.6.37 will probably be the most interesting kernel since years. VFS patches and now this. Awesome.
Finally! There should be more effort put into the desktop responsiveness. It's the one problem that gives new Linux users that feel of "slowness".
anyways: it perfectly plays webradio (streaming) and youtube on HD (e.g. the Harry Potter trailer) with a average load of 28.30 (kernel compilation) - that's with an core i7 860 (4 cores x 2 threads [HT]), there's also noticable but tolerable slowing down of the desktop effects but it still works
so from my POV: great work !