I'm quite a bit tired of all those 20-second-or-so almost-freeze
times when untarring a big file, filtering a bunch of mails in Eudora
under MOL, etcetc, just because the kernel 2.4.18 virtual memory
infrastructure is paging, sorting and freeing memory or whatever and
meanwhile also blocking processes from running that aren't involved
in the memory stuff (and hey, I'm having 256MB, so it's not so little
ok?). I'm even suspecting that the X crashes I'm having at least
every few weeks could be related to this, i.e. some time sensitive
operation in the X server gets stuck because of the kernel slowness
and makes X crash (because of some bug that would be hidden
So my question:
What are your experiences on PPC with the various lowlatency,
preemption and maybe also O(1)scheduler patches?
Which ones are working, or crashing, and which is the best for my situation?
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