So, I finally set about getting the conservative governor from the latest mm-sources into 2.6.11.
It actually applies fine – EXCEPT for the Kconfig file. As it happens, the Kconfig file is pretty important as, without it being in there, the kernel doesn’t give you the option to enable it – not a huge problem, just read the Kconfig.rej file and saw the differences and added them in. Gonna run it for a bit and see how it works out, since alot of the new cpufreq stuff does NOT apply cleanly at all to 2.6.11, although the stuff that affects me for the most part did. Also, bumped up to 188.8.131.52, along with all the wonderful goodness that is the gentoo patchset. Perhaps I should modify the cpufreq patch and submit it to bugzilla. The problem with that is, I really don’t know what I am doing – I mean, I know how to generate a patch, I just don’t know how to do it “properly” – specially not for the gentoo-sources. Do I pop a clean copy of the sources in there, and then compare the entire thing, which, SHOULD give just the cpufreq stuff, but then would require being applied last I would guess, giving it a number like 9999_cpufreq-conservative-governor.patch. I guess that would be the best thing to do. I will probably do that some time soon, although I should really be in bed, as tomorrow at 10:30am is the LUG meeting, and I wanna try to get to the bank at 9am or so and try to open that bank account.