Linux on Desktops

By: Shankhadeep (, July 27, 2007 11:52 am
Room: Moderated Discussions
Well it turns out the issue of fair scheduling for a better desktop experience has already been integrated into the kernel. A possible reason why Con stopped kernel development is that Linux code maintainers decided to use the code from another developer.

Jukka Larja ( on 7/27/07 wrote:
>Foo_ ( on 7/26/07 wrote:
>> The hardware may be the same, but the use cases are not
>> and thus the kind of "support" needed is not the same.
>> "Supporting" SMP in the sense of improving database
>> workload throughput is not the same as "supporting"
>> SMP in the sense of improving desktop latency in the
>> face of e.g. interactive applications running side-to-side
>> with CPU-heavy background tasks. They are different
>> problems with possibly different optimal solutions.
>Sure, but at least there is SMP support (or "support" whatever you mean by that)
>for desktop (I don't know if that is a very good example. Perhaps SMP support in
>general is so trivial thing to add that the fact that servers needed it first didn't
>have any effect on desktop). Perhaps there are some other similar technologies.
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        Linux on DesktopsJasonB2007/07/26 11:38 PM
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      Linux on DesktopsMichael S2007/07/26 04:22 AM
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          Linux on DesktopsJukka Larja2007/07/27 04:42 AM
            Linux on DesktopsShankhadeep2007/07/27 11:52 AM
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  Linux on DesktopsLinus Torvalds2007/07/25 12:03 PM
    Linux on DesktopsShankhadeep2007/07/25 01:36 PM
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