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[KERNEL][DISCONTINUED] Quasar 2.2 v8 (for Nova & stock ROMs)

28th July 2011, 10:06 PM   |  #1  
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A quasi-stellar radio source ("quasar") is a very energetic and distant active galactic nucleus. Quasars are extremely luminous and were first identified as being high redshift sources of electromagnetic energy, including radio waves and visible light, that were point-like, similar to stars, rather than extended sources similar to galaxies.

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Quasar is the kernel that comes with Nova ROM. It's based on LG sources but improved where possible and increased in features. It's a very progressive work. The first releases may also be experimental, we need to test out which changes are for better and which ones are for worse; I hope you can all help me with this task.

Now available for stock ROMs!

Download: Quasar v8 > DO NOT FLASH THIS ON NOVA
Instructions: Flash in custom recovery, no wipes needed. (For this version there's no OC support)

Main features

EXT4 support
TinyRCU
Compiled with latest Code Sourcery toolchain for stability
3rd-party I/O Schedulers
3rd-party Governors (lots of them)
Support for CPU unaligned access & Config_HZ=100
CIFS, TUN and ZRAM (disabled) support
SLQB
Stochastic Fair Blue Network Scheduler & jHash 3


Changelog

v8 - 31/8/2011

CONFIG_HZ=200
Smartass-v2 heavily optimized
Added Anticipatory I/O Scheduler

v7 - 28/8/2011

Compiled with performance flags
IPv4 tweaks > even faster browsing
Updated and tuned many governors to our device (improved InteractiveX, BrazilianWax, MinMax)
Updated Smartass v1 to v2 (very good, use it!)

v5 - 26/8/2011

Compiled with latest Code Sourcery toolchain for max stability
Decreased CONFIG_HZ to 100 to save battery! (Increasing it has no effect)
Disabled CGROUPs for better performance (shouldn't be on in 2.2)
Switched TCP Congestion to Veno instead of Cubic for faster internet speed
VR is now the default I/O Scheduler


v3 - 9/8/2011

Opti flags
CFS tweaks
Disabled FTRACE
Added ZRAM support (disabled)
Added TinyRCU
Added jHash 3
Added SLQB
Config HZ at 300
Stochastic Fair Blue Network Scheduler

v2 - 30/7/2011

Increased VM readahead value
CFS tweaks
Glibc memory copy macros and functions
Improve performance of memcpy and memmove
Vmap area cache
Added CIFS and TUN support

v1 - 28/7/2011

Added V(R) I/O Scheduler and Simple I/O Scheduler
Enabled Deadline Scheduler
Allowed support for CPU unaligned access
Added many governors
Some fixing

v0 - 26/7/2011

Enabled EXT4 support
Compiled with Linaro optimized toolchain.
Optimized for Cortex-A8.

Informations on governors and I/O Schedulers: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1242323
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29th July 2011, 04:19 AM   |  #2  
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How can I test which governor or I/O scheduler is better for my device?

I tried quadrant and I get lower score with savagedzen governor + V(R) I/O than the default setting...
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thx for sharing your code
29th July 2011, 10:38 AM   |  #4  
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Quote:
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How can I test which governor or I/O scheduler is better for my device?

I tried quadrant and I get lower score with savagedzen governor + V(R) I/O than the default setting...

Ignore quadrant. It's unreliable and fluctuates a lot.
These things happen in the background.

It's daily usage that will tell you which one is better.
29th July 2011, 11:35 AM   |  #5  
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It is valid for load debian or ubuntu?

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Vorks with stock V10B ROM?
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Could you release your kernel without rom ? I am stock rom user and i really miss minmax governor..
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Could you release your kernel without rom ? I am stock rom user and i really miss minmax governor..

It's too troublesome.

The ramdisk for nova and stock is different and I don't feel like releasing 2 versions each time a new Quasar gets out. I could share the zImage and let someone else get it to a flashable boot.img though.
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It's too troublesome.

The ramdisk for nova and stock is different and I don't feel like releasing 2 versions each time a new Quasar gets out. I could share the zImage and let someone else get it to a flashable boot.img though.

I just need minmax governor.

with ondemand , there are little lags in games.. with performance governor no lags but my battery go down fast..
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Updated to v3; will be released on Nova's next version.

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