On Thu, Nov 18, 2010 at 10:56 AM, Alexander Best <arun...@freebsd.org> wrote: > On Thu Nov 18 10, Matthew D. Fuller wrote: >> On Thu, Nov 18, 2010 at 06:23:24PM +0000 I heard the voice of >> Alexander Best, and lo! it spake thus: >> > >> > judging from the videos the changes are having a huge impact imo. >> >> Well, my (admittedly limited, and certainly anecdotal) experience is >> that Linux's interactive response when under heavy load was always >> much worse than FreeBSD's. So maybe that's just them catching up to >> where we already are ;) > > well...i tried playing back a 1080p vide files while doing > `make -j64 buildkernel` and FreeBSD's interactivity seems far from perfect. > > it might be possible that linux'es interactivity was worse than freebsd's, > but still this patch should be evaluated for freebsd. in this particular case > it seems linux now does better than freebsd.
Maybe I'm just a lowly user and don't fully understand the issue, but isn't this the whole reason for having /usr/bin/nice installed? As in, if you don't want your make job to hog resources, then use nice to run it in the background. How does the work on the geom_sched (for I/O scheduling) play into this? Am I missing something fundamental to the issue in question? Also, does this really need to be cross-posted to -current, -hackers, and -performance? -- Freddie Cash fjwc...@gmail.com _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-current To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-current-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"