Re: sarge upgrade and preempt kernel
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On Wed, Sep 20, 2006 at 10:18:27PM +0100, David Mulcahy wrote:
> On Wednesday 20 September 2006 15:04, Albert Dengg wrote:
> > On Tue, Sep 19, 2006 at 11:22:04PM +0100, David Mulcahy wrote:
> > > Hello All
> > >
> > > Just did a sarge -> etch upgrade.
> > >
> > > Aptitude update , upgrade complained about libfam0 problems and stopped.
> > >
> > > apt-get worked. Although I have in the passed disabled inet using the
> > > documentation on securing debian howto and this seemed to cause problems
> > > with the upgrade netbase-inetd stopped with errors and caused ppp,
> > > pppconfig, cupsys to fail to configure. Installing openbsd-inet cured
> > > that problem.
> > >
> > >
> > > I had upgraded because I wanted a preemptive kernel just to find it isnt
> > > preemptive. Is there likely to be a preemptive kernel available when
> > > etch is ready. I know I can compile it myself, I just feel there is a
> > > need for it to be ready and available out of the box straight from
> > > install. Obviously I will compile one myself but for newcomers they may
> > > look elsewhere, which would be a shame.
> > >
> > > On my hardware a fully functional desktop is still a problem (eg music
> > > and video) without a preemptive kernel so if debian is aiming at this
> > > sector then a preempt kernel would be most welcome.
> > Well
> > i would feel that it may be good to have it as an _option_.
> Yes that would be good. Am i right in thinking that once preempt is set then
> all the other refining can be set on the fly with /proc/sys/etc settings. Or
> can preempt be set with /proc?
> > as far as i know preemtive kernels do enhance the response time of the
> > system but on the other hand hurt performance for some server tasks....
> > and debian is to my knowlege more widly spread on the server side then
> > on the desktop side...
> I understand that, (but they do provide desktop software) but if you are
> running debian on a server you probably know a bit about what you are doing
> and are probably prepared for a kernel compile. On the otherhand desktop
> users want a responsive (music, video no skipping) system and probably dont
> know how to compile a kernel (however easy it can be).
> > maybe file i whislist bug?
> How do i do that?
whishlist ... sorry for the typo
i don't know which packet to file against would be apropreate...
probably the "kernel" pseudo package...
and then select the severity "whislist" since it is not an error but
rather a request for a new feature
Albert Dengg <email@example.com>
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