I forgot to link the announce of Poetting of this new systemd feature:
crickey is the cameraman dancing or what - how irritating
Well this has been backported to 2.6.36 and 2.6.35 and is being added to gentoo sources right now (as well as prepared for 2.6.37 sources when that is released)
In general I think process grouping is way much cleaner solution than windows-like UI voodoo. As a developer I love the neatness of it.
I wasn;t really happy installing the patched kernel from debian (who knows what would break in ubuntu) I decided to patch the stable maverick kernel (2.6.35-22.35) with the infamous patches.
I've just booted into the fresh patched kernel and no kernel panic so far
I'm too lazy to put up a PPA for y'all (besides I dont plan to maintain this anyway), BUT that doesn't keep me from putting the debs online for download.
so, for all you Ubuntanistas out there, download your fresh autogroups patched kernel here:
(sorry only 64bit)
you need at least the linux-image package, and also the linux-headers if you have DKMS managed drivers. Good luck and (hopefully) enjoy
Your server going down in ten, nine, eight ...
Welcome back, Linux! Prior to this patch, on 2.6.36 a simple rsync of some multi-gigabyte files over a 6-disk raid on a core i7 with 12GB ram would take the desktop down. Audio stutters, compiz windows fading out due to delays, and unable to start a tomcat server in eclipse due to the default 45 second startup timeout.
Post patch on 2.6.37 results doing the same rsync as before, compiling the kernel with a -j30, playing audio, and launching tomcat from eclipse and no stutters or nasty delays!!!! The load hit about 40, and the system kept running without any extreme delays!
Those wondering if the patch helps with the io issues, I'd have to say yes. The only kernel change I did from the 2.6.36 was to enable the automatic process group scheduling. You could see the throughput go up and down during the rsync. This sure beats having to worry about ionice and bandwidth limiting the rsync process just to avoid desktop issues.
Thanks for the simple yet extremely helpful patch.
FYI: this patch has already been incorporated into openSUSE's Head kernel repo:
http://download.opensuse.org/reposit...openSUSE_11.3/Done. In kernel:HEAD repo, only for -desktop flavour.
Haha Windows and a shiny console environmnt :rollryes:
I saw it on XP at my school years ago. Maybe check YouTube?
Also I might have wrongly interpreted the scheduling voodoo as my knowledge was extremely limited compared to what I know now. What I know now is even limited
I can't search for the video on youtube for you because I on my mobile phone right now.
did you even re-compile your kernel ?
when enabling the autogroup option and cgroups for CFQ - which you're asked for the responsibility "feels" much better
also: my apps seem to close and open noticably faster - it might be only 1-2 seconds less but it's noticable in my everyday workflow