a couple of days ago. OK, a week ago. But today, Chris announced
the new utility, slabtop
(1), to the linux-kernel
mailing list. slabtop
(1) is a top-style real-time display of the kernel's slab layer. People seem excited. As well they should, its a mighty useful utility.Kernel
Con's scheduler patches were merged by Linus today, by way of Andrew. I still have my hopes with Nick's solution (or my own, if I ever find the time to write my forward/backward boost code, but Nick's is close enough). Regardless, I hope Con's code silences the whining and everyone's interactivity is just perfectly interactive.
Linus also merged, also by way of Andrew, my real-time enhancements for page allocation.
Why on Earth do some slab cache names have spaces in them? Eh, dm io
New PowerBooks. Sweet.