Saturday, January 19, 2008


Intel has just released a new application called LatencyTOP to identify system latency and what kind of operation/action is causing the latency to happen. It's for Linux operating system and it can be considered a siblings of PowerTOP that has been released last May.

In order to work with this application, you will need to manually patch your kernel (the diff is based on 2.6.24-rc7), since the code is not yet included in the kernel development (the author said it's too premature to include it since it will need further testing).

This application will be a great tools in the future when most of it's code has been included in the Linux kernel and can be used by public easier (without patching).