[linux-audio-dev] kernel 2.6.6 just out

Luke Yelavich luke at audioslack.com
Mon May 10 22:26:50 UTC 2004

At 12:50 AM 11/05/2004, Robert Jonsson wrote:
><akpm at osdl.org>
>         [PATCH] ia32: 4Kb stacks (and irqstacks) patch
>         From: Arjan van de Ven <arjanv at redhat.com>
>         Below is a patch to enable 4Kb stacks for x86. The goal of this is to
>         1) Reduce footprint per thread so that systems can run many more 
> threads
>            (for the java people)
>         2) Reduce the pressure on the VM for order > 0 allocations. We 
> see real life
>            workloads (granted with 2.4 but the fundamental fragmentation 
> issue isn't
>            solved in 2.6 and isn't solvable in theory) where this can be 
> a problem.
>            In addition order > 0 allocations can make the VM "stutter" 
> and give more
>            latency due to having to do much much more work trying to 
> defragment

Just a note, I was reading some kerneltrap comments about this release, and 
found that people were having trouble with the NVIDIA drivers and the 4K 
stacks option. To get around it, they couldn't turn this option on.
Luke Yelavich
luke at audioslack.com

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