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New 64bit LinuxDNA kernel out - 50% faster than GCC at multitasking


Thaidog
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I wanted to let everybody know at Hak5 that LinuxDNA now has a new 64bit patch for the 2.6.32.7 kernel and up (works with 2.6.33 as well)

This time around we've made it much easier to compile. After ICC is installed you simply apply the patch, then configure and make your kernel like normal (but don't forget to source the icc compiler first)

We done some benchmarks with LMbench which show our patch faster than the same type GCC kernel. Context Switch performance is especially accelerated which should make for great multitasking. Tests were run on an Intel Atom 330 64bit cpu:

www.linuxdna.com/benchmarks.pdf

Here is the patch:

wget http://www.linuxdna.com/dna-2.6.32.7-intel64-3.patch

Here is the vanilla source off kernel.org for 2.6.32.7:

wget http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.....6.32.7.tar.bz2

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2.6.33 just went stable today... here are the latest patches with bug fixes for flash sshfs among other various improvements:

wget http://www.linuxdna.com/dna-2.6.33-intel64.patch

wget http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2....-2.6.33.tar.bz2

works with icc v. 11.1.54 - .69:

http://software.intel.com/en-us/articles/n...re-development/

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