Looks like arch has found just the right combination of patches for the 18.104.22.168 kernel. As far as performance goes, the arch kernel stomps all over suse's 9.3 kernel. I don't have any benchmarks, but the difference is so obvious, I won't need any to be convinced.
I modified the PKGBUILD use 22.214.171.124, and the patches still apply with some offset and fuzz.
It would be nice to keep maintaining the 2.6.11 kernel and patchset as a performance baseline, since performance does not always improve with new releases of the kernel; sometimes it gets worse.
The sturgeon general says don't smoke fish
...and sometimes it gets better. That's living on the bleeding edge. Old bugs are fixed, new ones are made, same for security holes. As long as it improves more than new problems are introduced the kernel will get better.
That there's a new package doesn't mean you must install it, only that you can.
Before there can be a performance baseline that performance must be measured somehow. If you aren't going to run benchmarks, then who is?
As far as I can tell, the stable kernel has been tearing ass since the first 2.6.10 release.
jak, dont thank arch for the patches it puts into the kernel, they arent what make it perform better.
The arch kernels only include an acpi update, and a patch to make sure nvidia compiles cleanly, neither of which improve performance.
So it' the kernel developers you need to thank for their work.
Speaking of performance... The MM kernel seems somewhat faster than the stock kernel right now. You might want to try it out - that is, if you're willing to deal with a few bleeding-edge bugs.
Or you could use the much much more stable CK kernel which is much faster than mainstream, and mostlikely more so than mm.
I'll try that out some time... Right now, though, I'm using the MM kernel mainly because the via82xx driver for the stock kernel is very annoying.
via82xx driver for the stock kernel is very annoying.
annoying, good description
if you wanted, you could get the broken out mm patches and apply the via82xx driver from mm onto a CK kernel, thats what i did when the i915 graphics driver was only in MM.
http://kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/peop … 2-rc4-mm2/
broken out are there.