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Old 05-22-09, 04:42 PM   #10
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Default Re: Nvidia driver 180.60 will not install on kernel-rt

Well, you don't need to patch the kernel, just change a configuration option.

You don't experience reduced throughput due to the overhead of a RT kernel.

and lastly, proprietary modules continue to build correctly against the kernel as if you were using a stock distribution kernel anyway.

I don't understand why this option is not default on most desktop distributions. Distributions such as sidux use kernel preemption plus rcu preemption by default and everyone always exclaims about how much faster it is in comparison to Ubuntu or Fedora when in actuality, the software isn't optimized anymore than other distributions.

Though a note, RCU preemption will often preempt graphics applications you're running it seems and cause the "choppy" or "hiccup" effects when playing games - don't enable it.
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