I'm looking for a (or even more than one) tester for my Intel-tuned kernel, consider this kernel as being an experiment
It is based on Manjaro 5.2, and includes among others the following patches:
- BFQ updates assembled by Piotr Górski
- Some patches from Clear Linux
- Graysky's CPU optimisations
- Futex-Steam patch
- CFS scheduler tuned for lower latency
- a few fixes for bugs
So far it received only minimal testing on my laptop (I noticed a small improvement in boot time) and it would be cool if someone could give some more feedback.
You should ideally have a pure Intel platform, Haswell or later, with Intel graphics and Intel networking, like for example many high-end ThinkPads (X/T).
EDIT: You don't have to have such a platform. It should run on any Intel and even AMD, but I think most gains are only achieved on pure platforms.
It uses the "performance" governor and workqueue.power_efficient=0 by default, so if it draws too much power, choose "powersave" and use boot parameter
It also uses Haswell CPU optimisations by default, you can change it in the kernel config to fit your processor.
Included are PKGBUILDs for nvidia, virtualbox and acpi_call extramodules.
N.B: make sure you checkout intel branch, not master!
Recommended(?) boot options on stable platforms (for testing):