Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 29th Aug 2007 00:28 UTC, submitted by diegocg
Windows Robert Love, a famous Linux kernel hacker, has written a blog entry with his thoughs on the recently posted Vista's network slowdown issue and the explanation given by Mark Russinovich: "Unlike DPCs, however, the Linux parallel does not consume nearly half of your CPU. There is no excusable reason why processing IP packets should so damagingly affect the system. Thus, this absolutely abysmal networking performance should be an issue in and of itself, but the Windows developers decided to focus on a secondary effect."
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by defdog99 on Wed 29th Aug 2007 21:03 UTC
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The article seems kind of ironic to me. Saying the networking guys and the media guys arent working together nicely in the Windows world...


Linux has had a >3 year quest to provide glitch-free media playback... and now finally the scheduler guys are finally listening to the media guys and changing the scheduler...

And one other thing...

It would be nice if the linux kernel "wasnt so responsive". My box could be long-and-gone dead outta memory and swap, yet the box happily accepts new tcp connections.

Makes my load-balancing appliance not as useful.

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