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Re: Getting tired of 5.3

To: Garance A Drosihn <drosih@xxxxxxx>
From: walt <wa1ter@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 23 Dec 2004 13:08:25 -0800

Garance A Drosihn wrote:

SCHED_ULE was supposed to do a better job at user responsiveness,
but that new feature was still too unreliable for 5.3-release.
There have been many fixes to SCHED_ULE since then (only done in
6.x-current for now), but again I can't say how well it works wrt
user responsiveness.

I think it is not accurate to say things are "going nowhere".

To set the record straight -- I updated my FreeBSD-current machine (which I haven't done for awhile) and noticed that SCHED_ULE is no longer the default (so I changed that) and there is a new option (PREEMPTION) which I added.

I must say the system is a pleasure compared to what it was before.
There truly has been considerable progress made in the last few
months, which I gladly acknowlege.

I haven't done any benchmark testing -- I don't care in the least
about minor differences.  What I'm seeing now is a major improvement
in responsiveness for ordinary things like text editing while doing
a 'make world'.

I really can't say how FreeBSD-current compares to DFly, but it's
a much closer race now that even a month or two ago.

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