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Join Date:Joined: Aug 2012
Q: why are there faux and faux free versions?
A: i love a lean kernel. with that said if you never plan on messing with gamma, or
purchasing FauxSound control app then i suggest you use the versions that dont have those features.
makes no sense to use a kernel with lots of bells and whistles youll never use.
Q: whats frontswap?
A: Frontswap -- and cleancache -- with a fairly small impact on the kernel,
provides a huge amount of flexibility for more dynamic, flexible RAM
utilization in various system configurations
When a workload starts swapping, performance falls through the floor.
Frontswap significantly increases performance in many such workloads by
providing a clean, dynamic interface to read and write swap pages to
"transcendent memory" that is otherwise not directly addressable to the kernel.
This interface is ideal when data is transformed to a different form
and size (such as with compression) or secretly moved (as might be
useful for write-balancing for some RAM-like devices). Swap pages (and
evicted page-cache pages) are a great use for this kind of slower-than-RAM-
but-much-faster-than-disk "pseudo-RAM device" and the frontswap (and
cleancache) interface to transcendent memory provides a nice way to read
and write -- and indirectly "name" -- the pages.
Q: I heard if you disable swap, then performance increases.
A: Bottom line is that, without swap:
1. Your system will be less stable.
2. Your system will not be able to hibernate as well.
3. Disk access speed in your system will be slower compared to a system that has swap partition.
Moreover, disk access speed will drop in the course of time.
Q: ive been messing with my frequency settings, and they wont stick. what gives?
A: the installer hardcodes min/max frequencies. if youd like to try something different
run the installer again, and pick new min/max frequencies there.
Q: I'm trying to use gamma control,but the settings dont seem to stick once my screen shuts on/off.
A: im aware of this. if you use the FauxControl app from the playstore your setting will stick better
however youll still have to cycle your screen on/off to reapply the values. im looking into this and hopefully
will figure this issue out soon.
A: this is an app that allows you to use your phone as a bootdisk for your PC.
Q: My phones really hot, what the heck did you do!?
A: put your phone down. heavy use of your phone will make it hot. no amount of
kernel magic will keep your phone cool while under heavy use.
Q: just to spite you ive been flashing GPE kernels on sense roms, and they WORK!!!!
A: yes they boot, but any issues you have while expiermenting will make it more difficult
to seperate user error from kernel error. please just use GPE for GPE based roms and SENSE for
SENSE based roms.
Q: if i see you on the street, can i shake your hand?
Q: can we have more governors?
A: no, kernels dont like redundancy. having four governors based on the on-demand governor just
isnt good practice.
Last edited by iHateWebOS; 22nd April 2014 at 07:22 PM.