Re: Will using kernel 2.6.24 make my laptop faster?
On Wed, 2008-01-30 at 22:43 -0800, Amit Uttamchandani wrote:
> As I understand, the new kernel has a new scheduler (CFS). Haven't
> seen much benchmarks but the early ones I have seen showed some fairly
> decent performance gains.
CFS was in 2.6.23 already and actually has some issues in 2.6.24, see
Probably the most significant addition for powerpc in 2.6.24 is
CONFIG_NO_HZ support, which may help reduce CPU power consumption when
the system is mostly idle.
> And finally, there should be no risks in compiling a new kernel right?
> If I am not mistaken, I can choose (at start-up) which one to boot
> Actually one more thing, any benefits to doing this? Besides the geek
> satisfaction that all of us get from compiling a new kernel.
I think self-compiling kernels is generally overrated. I'd suggest
trying pre-packaged kernels from sid first.
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