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Re: FESCo Meeting Summary for 20090424



On Sun, May 03, 2009 at 03:00:44PM -0500, Callum Lerwick wrote:
> On Sun, 2009-05-03 at 19:34 +0100, Matthew Garrett wrote:
> > Like everything else, kernel VM performance is a tradeoff. Improvements 
> > may benefit certain workloads while impairing others. It's rare for 
> > changes to improve things for everybody - so the end result is a 
> > judgement call, generally by the people who are assumed to know what 
> > they're doing.
> 
> No, it is not a judgement call. Hard performance measurements are not
> subjective.
> 
> We developers are not sheep, and this is not a closed proprietary
> project. We expect our experts to show their work.

Choosing the workloads that are important is a judgement call.

-- 
Matthew Garrett | mjg59 srcf ucam org


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