September 8, 2009

BFS - desktop oriented linux kernel scheduler?

"Con Kolivas has done what he swore never to do: returned to the Linux kernel and written a new — and, according to him — waaay better scheduler for the desktop environment." You can read here the full story.
Has anybody tested this new scheduler? Are there some guides on how to patch linux kernel, compile it and do come comparison tests to stock Fedora and Ubuntu kernels?
I'm willing to take my laptop on a spin with new scheduler, just tell me how ;)