Re: Low-memory compile times

Stephen C. Tweedie (
Mon, 27 Jul 1998 12:30:35 +0100


On Thu, 23 Jul 1998 09:27:41 +0200 (MEST),
(Rogier Wolff) said:

> I've noticed some "scheduling" strangeness on 2.1.x kernels too.

> 2.1 seems to schedule some things differently, so that when I move a
> window about, it sometimes lags behind in a way that it didn't do on
> 2.0 kernels. This makes it feel sluggish. It may actually be
> scheduling something faster so that this increases the workload.

> I also kill the RC5 client when I need disk intensive jobs done. It
> seems to slow stuff down, because the rc5 client sometimes gets
> scheduled when a disk-IO is done.

This is definitely a known problem, and should be much better in
2.1.110 and .111. Could you try a more recent kernel and see if the
problems persist?


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