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The speed at which a program runs

I think for the most part it has been solved. My performance under heavy IO has improved in 2.6.36 and I expect it to improve more in 2.6.37. See these phoronix Articles. Wu Fengguang and KOSAKI … announcement It seems block barriers are going away and that should also help performance. In practice, barriers have an unpleasant reputation for killing block I/O performance, to the point that …
answered Jan 9 '11 by xenoterracide
method that increases both reliability and performance (in some situations): journaling everything, including the file data itself (known as 'journal' data mode). Normally, one would think that … journaling all data would decrease performance, because the data is written to disk twice: once to the journal then later committed to the main filesystem, but this does not seem to be the case. I've …
answered Apr 9 '11 by xenoterracide
As far as I understand it, IOwait means that a process, not the processor, is waiting for IO to become available. Processors have gained much more speed than hard drives, meaning more code will finish …
answered Jan 11 '11 by xenoterracide
Before I moved to KDE I was a hardcore Fluxbox user. It has command interface fbrun that can be used to launch programs along with a rightclick customizable menu. It also has window tabs, I believe it …
answered Sep 2 '10 by xenoterracide