[KERNEL/GPL/AOSP]ScaryKernel 3 1.9GHZ/Super uv/OC/UC/Scary gov/deadline
Read the thread before posting bugs or issues or questions
Table of contents:
- Features/what this includes
- Quirks of the kernel
- Why it's labeled unstable
- Latest kernels
- Methods of flashing
- Instructions for using swap
- Governor exlainations
- Governor strategies
- Recommended apps
- Locating cpu% Eaters && other negative items towards battery life
- Stable/safe voltage kernels
- Old links, go here for other aosp roms with older video drivers & older builds
Intro: I'm scaryghoul
What this includes
Quirks of this kernel:
- It's scary!
- Deadline I/o scheduler
- Extreme undervolt
- Overclocked & underclocked values
- Sleepers disabled
- Toast's new video drivers
- Smartass governor
- New Scary governor!
- Tweaked conservative governor
- and much more(All of toast's kernel)
Why it's labeled unstable:
- Sometimes when changing speeds with something like setcpu, they take a few seconds to actually clock to that speed, turning the screen on and off fixes it and clocks it right away though.
- I would advise against using the speeds 66mhz->180mhz during real usage. It's a little laggy, but works =)
- This doesn't work with sense based roms like mikshift, yes it needs to be said more than once
So I don't get people poking me in the eyes with spoons if/when it freezes up. It actually works quite well, but since I heavily undervolted an undervolted kernel, it is bound to not be 100% stable(It is about 90% stable =P)
Disclaimer: What everyone else puts in kernel threads, about me not being responsible, ect.
The voltages of the superUV will not work for everyone, if they don't work for you, then try the builds labeled stable
Recommended speeds 245-800mhz or 245-1ghz on scary governor && no setcpu profiles
- I'll keep my current speeds in my signature.
Mirrors of kernels uploaded by VICODAN
Super Stable kernel
Super Girly kernel
Methods of flashing
Joeykrim's "flashimage gui" app on the market using one of the zImage files from the zips. http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1045797
Teamwin's "Kernel manager" app on the market. http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1030500
Flashing via recovery using one of the zips here.
Benchmarks! - All done at 1.8ghz on cm7
Quadrant standard 1.1.7 - 3900 is the highest I've seen so far I believe.
Smartbench(2runs) - 2150/1850 - Mine were around there
Linpack(3runs) - 61, 63, 63 - These won't change much at all.
Instructions for using swap
For a swapfile do something like this.
dd if=/dev/zero of=$Swapfile bs=1048576 count=$Size
Where $Swapfile is the location of the file you want, and $Size is the amount of mb for swap you want to use.
Replacing $Path/$Size with your own values of course, so if I wanted 20mb of swap I'd execute the commands
dd if=/dev/zero of=/sdcard/swapfile bs=1048576 count=20
- Toasty makes one transition to the max speed and stays there(benchmarks only usually)
- Batterysave! sits at the bottom and when the cpu load increases past the threshhold it scales up to the next speed and takes another load sample and keeps doing that(best on battery life/performance ratio)
- Ondemand sits at the bottom and when the cpu load increases past the threshhold, it scales ot the max speed then takes another load sample and scales down accordingly
- Powersave makes one transition to the bottom speed and stays there
- Smartass(Quoted from another author http://www.ziggy471.com/2010/11/07/s...-governor-info ) - "is based on the concept of the interactive governor.
I have always agreed that in theory the way interactive works – by taking over the idle loop – is very attractive. I have never managed to tweak it so it would behave decently in real life. Smartass is a complete rewrite of the code plus more. I think its a success. Performance is on par with the “old” minmax and I think smartass is a bit more responsive. Battery life is hard to quantify precisely but it does spend much more time at the lower frequencies.
Smartass will also cap the max frequency when sleeping to 352Mhz (or if your min frequency is higher than 352 – why?! – it will cap it to your min frequency). Lets take for example the 528/176 kernel, it will sleep at 352/176. No need for sleep profiles any more!"
- Scary - A new governor I wrote based on conservative with some smartass features, it scales accordingly to conservatives laws. So it will start from the bottom, take a load sample, if it's above the upthreshold, ramp up only one speed at a time, and ramp down one at a time. It will automatically cap the off screen speeds to 245Mhz, and if your min freq is higher than 245mhz, it will reset the min to 120mhz while screen is off and restore it upon screen awakening, and still scale accordingly to conservatives laws. So it spends most of its time at lower frequencies. The goal of this is to get the best battery life with decent performance. It will give the same performance as conservative right now, it will get tweaked over time.
Conservative - Upthreshold 85, downthreshold 60
Smartass - Sleep max 245760Hz, Ramp up at 384000Hz at a time, up threshold 90, downthreshold 60
Scary - Upthreshold 80, down threshold 45, sleep max 245760Hz, sleep min, 122880Hz
Recommended apps =)
Nofrills - App to manage I/O scheduler, clock speeds & governors.
Adw ex or go launcher ex
Colorize widgets - Great widgets to replace the lpp ones for those converting to other launchers.
AppMonster(pro or free) - Great backup utility, automatically backs up all apps.(I like it better than TB)
GPS Status - Great application for finding satalites near you and helping get a quick lock.
Any go dev team app - Great dev team, all their apps are worth looking at.
Frequently asked questions
Question: My phone is boot looping/not booting on the released suv, what do I do?
Answer: Your phone cannot handle the super undervolted values, you will need to flash the stable undervolted kernel or girly kernel
Question: My phone's graphics are running really lagishly, why is this happening? It worked fine on version 1.4 and before.
Answer: You are likely running an outdated version of your rom not supporting the new video drivers in version 1.5+, you will need to roll back to v1.4 and before
Question: My phone is running slow on the batterysave or scary governors, what do I do?
Answer: Set your minimum speed higher, those governors spend a lot of time at the lowest values
Question: My wifi/wifitether and other stuff is broken and wasn't before I flashed your kernel
Answer: READ THE BIG BOLD STATEMENT AT THE TOP OF THE THREAD THAT SAYS THIS IS NOT FOR SENSE
Question: How do I flash this?
Answer: You probably shouldn't be flashing a kernel labeled unstable if you don't know how
Question: I'm not getting the amazing battery life/benchmark scores that others are getting
Answer: Well, every device is different, so you may not be able to score as high as some others, but you should get close at least, and the battery completely depends on usage patterns
Question: My phone can't clock to 1.8ghz, or some of the other higher values but does fine on the lower ones
Answer: Every device is different and not all can handle the same speeds/voltages, you are probably better off staying away from the higher speeds, I enabled the speeds but hope that you all are mature enough to handle them
Locating cpu% eating applications.
When in ADB shell type the following
top |grep app
or if your rom supports it htop is much better(Without grep, so just "htop")
Then look for items with high amounts of cpu% while the phone is idle.