Recompiling the 6.06.2 Kernel

Nils Kassube kassube at
Mon Mar 17 19:14:07 UTC 2008

IsomerX wrote:
> I'm really not that familiar with the internals of the kernel, but it
> seems to me that he's asking about the schedulers base time slice (he
> seems to be asking about a time slice length of 1ms). Is that correct
> or am I just looking foolish?


> I assume there is a reason that the kernel flavors would be compiled
> with different time slices, is there a performance gain from a shorter
> / longer time slice?

I think, the reaction to user activity is faster if the time slice is 
shorter. However, with a shorter time slice the overhead for task 
switching is greater.


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