Zenwalk Continues Banging The BFS Scheduler
Phoronix: Zenwalk Continues Banging The BFS Scheduler
Zenwalk 7.2 was released last week as the latest release of the interesting Slackware-based distribution. This latest Zenwalk release continues to patch its Linux kernel to drop in the BFS scheduler for providing better interactivity on the Linux desktop...
Okay, I know Phoronix headlines aren't supposed to be some kind of pinnacle of literary achievement, but that one is just bad.
It is a shame that it was not called the drum scheduler. Then the headline would have made sense.
Originally Posted by Ex-Cyber
It would also be nice, with some journalistic work, highlighting what optimizations are done, compared to other distros.
"The patches are actively maintained and updated"
No they are not.
I was hitting a bug in BFS on my Lenovo T60 (yes I'm 1000% sure, so is Con).
Got on IRC to talk to Con and he told me that he has no time to debug it, since it wouldn't be easy because he doesn't have a T60.
This is fine with me, just don't call BFS actively maintained, it's just updated.
Well, most projects are like that. I report a bug somewhere (say, KDE), they say "sorry, can't reproduce and don't have your system" and nothing happens.
Originally Posted by enteon
Nothing new to see here. Most open source software works like that. They don't actually work towards debugging the problem. They're not getting paid, so no surprise there.