Bug#521727: linux-image-2.6-686: desktop app are not responsive (kmail, firefox, OO)
Le 29/03/2009 à 21:28, maximilian attems écrit :
> On Sun, Mar 29, 2009 at 08:19:24PM +0200, Alain Bkt wrote:
> > Package: linux-image-2.6-686
> > Version: 2.6.26+17
> > Severity: important
> > Standard debian kernel lack responsiveness for a desktop usage.
> > - Kmail is unusable while checking new mails (in big dimap maildir)
> > - OOcalc cannot scroll smoothly a page with many graphics from a big
> > calc sheet
> > - Firefox is soooooo sloooowwwww
> > This can be easyly fixed by changing 2 settings in kernels
> > CONFIG_PREEMPT_VOLUNTARY=y
> > CONFIG_HZ_1000=y
> > CONFIG_HZ=1000
> > and for firefox, adding the one liner regression fix ofr 2.6.26:
> > Caused by:
> > http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux-2.6.git;a=commit;h=18ce3751ccd488c78d3827e9f6bf54e6322676fb
> > Fixed by:
> > http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux-2.6.git;a=commit;h=78f707bfc723552e8309b7c38a8d0cc51012e813
> > for example see the comments in http://lwn.net/Articles/325307/
> > Maybe debian need a 2.6-desktop kernel, and not only server tastes.
> > With these 3 config change + patch, my desktop is usable again
> if you would take 5 minutes checking the bug reports you would
> see that aboves bug is already reported and is tracked for
> the next 2.6.26 update.
I have checked but missed it, sorry to not be perfect :-)
> concerning preempt and higher hz that is left for dicussion on
> debian kernel and seems out of topic here.
should i fill a new bug tagged "wish" for a linux-image-desktop ?
It _does_ really change the usability with big documents/mail