FC5, progression or regression?

Dave Jones davej at redhat.com
Tue Feb 28 04:08:38 UTC 2006


On Mon, Feb 27, 2006 at 10:59:54PM -0500, Bill Nottingham wrote:
 > Mike A. Harris (mharris at mharris.ca) said: 
 > > >my 3d graphics and
 > > >screensavers run jerkily and seem sluggish. Firefox 1.5 rendering time
 > > >is abysmal compared to Firefox 1.0.7 on FC4 on this same machine. It has
 > > >a 3 GHz P4 processor for heaven's sake. It should run FC5 like the wind.
 > > 
 > > That's why it is a test release, to find bugs.  Don't use test releases
 > > if you expect flawless OS operation and perfect performance.
 > 
 > However, if it's *significantly* less performance, it could certainly
 > signify something that's wrong.

Current kernels still have slab debugging on (Because we still have
bugs that this is tripping up that need whacking).  The increased
overhead of this sucks up memory bandwidth, and I wouldn't be
surprised if shared-memory video chipsets feel some pain.

		Dave




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