How does the distro exactly improve performance?

I am curious to know

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in the website it claims to do these two things, I am curious to know what daemons or something do you use to achieve 1 and 2?

The performance tweaks package includes numerous things to enhance performance. You can check out what each package does at it's upstream project.

See the list of dependencies:

ananicy-git
auto-cpufreq-git
haveged (haveged-git)
hdparm
irqbalance (irqbalance-git)
memavaild-git
nohang-git
prelockd-git
profile-sync-daemon
systemd-swap (systemd-swap-git)
thermald (thermald-git-gcc10, thermald-git)
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I see, interesting mate.

Another question, I noticed I have much higher performance with linux-xanmod compared to linux-zen, just curious why did the team decide to go with linux-zen and not linux-xanmod? Does linux-zen do something better than linux-xanmod?

I had nothing to do with the kernel selection. My only comment would be that the Zen kernel would be the best all around kernel with its set of optimizations for their shall we call them "target audience".

Having said that, what works best with your hardware maybe completely the apposite with mine. The factors that come into play are almost endless as to which kernel maybe the best on your machine. It's impossible to predict what is the best choice. I had several old computers that ran best on the real time kernels, yet others on the same distro couldn't even boot successfully with the RT kernel.

So it's a bit of a crap shoot as to what works best with any specific combination of hardware. Generally, it's a matter of trial and error to discover which kernel runs best on your hardware. So, basically I guess they drew straws on the kernel choice and Zen won.

Sorry, that's just my twisted sense of humor I'm sure they didn't draw straws. Chances are more likely they played rock, paper, scissors for who got to choose. :crazy_face: :rofl:

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Well the reason was i wanted to rely on dkms only
And it has to be in arch repo
And both linux and linux-lts has modules

While linux-zen has no modules its dkms only

And done

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Ah I see

Sorry I know it is a bit off topic but is RT kernel more vulnerable?

Lmao XDDDDD

Ah I see mate.

Thank you for this information.

Would my system run on the Zen Kernel?

System:
Kernel: 5.10.15-120-tkg-bmq x86_64 bits: 64 Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.21.0
Distro: Garuda Linux
Machine:
Type: Laptop System: Acer product: Aspire A517-51G v: V2.03
serial:
Mobo: KBL model: Dragonite_KL v: V2.03 serial: UEFI: Insyde
v: 2.03 date: 05/22/2019
Battery:
ID-1: BAT1 charge: 44.6 Wh condition: 44.6/48.9 Wh (91%)
CPU:
Info: Quad Core model: Intel Core i7-8550U bits: 64 type: MT MCP
L2 cache: 8 MiB
Speed: 3789 MHz min/max: 400/4000 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 3789
2: 2091 3: 3813 4: 3938 5: 3833 6: 3845 7: 3815 8: 3964
Graphics:
Device-1: Intel UHD Graphics 620 driver: i915 v: kernel
Device-2: NVIDIA GP108M [GeForce MX150] driver: nvidia v: 460.39
Device-3: Quanta HD Webcam type: USB driver: uvcvideo
Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.10 driver: loaded: modesetting,nvidia
resolution: 1920x1080~60Hz
OpenGL: renderer: Mesa Intel UHD Graphics 620 (KBL GT2)
v: 4.6 Mesa 20.3.4
Audio:
Device-1: Intel Sunrise Point-LP HD Audio driver: snd_hda_intel
Sound Server: ALSA v: k5.10.15-120-tkg-bmq
Network:
Device-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet
driver: r8169
IF: enp2s0f1 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac:
Device-2: Qualcomm Atheros QCA9377 802.11ac Wireless Network Adapter
driver: ath10k_pci
IF: wlp3s0 state: down mac:
Device-3: Lite-On Qualcomm Atheros QCA9377 Bluetooth type: USB
driver: btusb
Bluetooth:
Device-1: Lite-On Qualcomm Atheros QCA9377 Bluetooth type: USB
driver: btusb
Message: Required tool hciconfig not installed. Check --recommends
Drives:
Local Storage: total: 1.6 TiB used: 19.33 GiB (1.2%)
ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: Western Digital model: WD10SPZX-21Z10T0
size: 931.51 GiB
ID-2: /dev/sdb vendor: SK Hynix model: HFS256G39TND-N210A
size: 238.47 GiB
ID-3: /dev/sdc type: USB vendor: Toshiba model: MQ01ABD050
size: 465.76 GiB
Partition:
ID-1: / size: 250.4 GiB used: 19.27 GiB (7.7%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sda1
ID-2: /boot/efi size: 96 MiB used: 66.1 MiB (68.8%) fs: vfat
dev: /dev/sdb1
ID-3: /home size: 250.4 GiB used: 19.27 GiB (7.7%) fs: btrfs
dev: /dev/sda1
ID-4: /var/log size: 250.4 GiB used: 19.27 GiB (7.7%) fs: btrfs
dev: /dev/sda1
ID-5: /var/tmp size: 250.4 GiB used: 19.27 GiB (7.7%) fs: btrfs
dev: /dev/sda1
Swap:
ID-1: swap-1 type: zram size: 1.45 GiB used: 512 KiB (0.0%)
dev: /dev/zram0
ID-2: swap-2 type: zram size: 1.45 GiB used: 512 KiB (0.0%)
dev: /dev/zram1
ID-3: swap-3 type: zram size: 1.45 GiB used: 512 KiB (0.0%)
dev: /dev/zram2
ID-4: swap-4 type: zram size: 1.45 GiB used: 512 KiB (0.0%)
dev: /dev/zram3
ID-5: swap-5 type: zram size: 1.45 GiB used: 512 KiB (0.0%)
dev: /dev/zram4
ID-6: swap-6 type: zram size: 1.45 GiB used: 512 KiB (0.0%)
dev: /dev/zram5
ID-7: swap-7 type: zram size: 1.45 GiB used: 512 KiB (0.0%)
dev: /dev/zram6
ID-8: swap-8 type: zram size: 1.45 GiB used: 512 KiB (0.0%)
dev: /dev/zram7
Sensors:
System Temperatures: cpu: 29.8 C mobo: 27.8 C
Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A
Info:
Processes: 314 Uptime: 9h 44m Memory: 11.57 GiB used: 5.94 GiB (51.3%)
Shell: Zsh inxi: 3.3.01

Your system would more than run zen kernel, it would gallop.

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Thank you for your reply.

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