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Re: rawhide report: 20051216 changes



On Fri, 2005-12-16 at 18:35 -0500, Jeremy Katz wrote:
> On Sat, 2005-12-17 at 10:07 +1100, Rodd Clarkson wrote:
> > > kernel-2.6.14-1.1767_FC5
> > > ------------------------
> > > * Thu Dec 15 2005 Dave Jones <davej redhat com>
> > > - 2.6.15-rc5-git5
> > > 
> > > * Wed Dec 14 2005 Dave Jones <davej redhat com>
> > > - 2.6.15-rc5-git4
> > > - Try 'optimise for size' again.
> > > - Silence noisy CD drives that spew msgs when probed whilst empty.
> > > 
> > > * Tue Dec 13 2005 Dave Jones <davej redhat com>
> > > - 2.6.15-rc5-git3
> > > - Use MMIO instead of PIO for 8139too
> > 
> > FC5 seems keen to get me to run the smp kernel (I'm on a uniprocessor
> > machine without hyperthreading).  I've noticed with this update (since
> > the smp kernel runs - the one that came with the original install
> > didn't) that the smp kernel seems to be noticeably slower than the
> > non-smp kernel.
> 
> Do you have a processor which supports NX (see /proc/cpuinfo).  If so,
> we were defaulting to installing kernel-smp for test1.  Unfortunately,
> that has turned up some problems and so won't be the case in test2 or
> later.

Yes I do.

Sadly, the smp kernel is significantly slower than the non-smp kernel.
(or ar least for this round it is).


R.
-- 
"It's a fine line between denial and faith.
 It's much better on my side"


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