The 233-Line Kernel Patch and the (Even Easier) Alternatives

November 29, 2010 No Comments

Ingenuity has always been a hallmark of the Linux world, but sometimes the community really outdoes itself.

Take the 233-line patch to the Linux kernel’s scheduler that was recently created by developer Mike Galbraith, for example. With the ability to reduce the average latency of the desktop by as much as 60 times under heavy loads, the patch even drew kudos from Linus himself, who said it enables group scheduling to go “from ‘useful for some specific server loads’ to ‘that’s a killer feature.’”

 Read more of Katherine Noyes’s blog post

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