NOTE II: I'm getting random slowdowns on my SL410 laptop with intel graphics. Not sure if it's the same issue as this: http://verahill.blogspot.com.au/2013/03/368-slow-mouse-and-keyboard-triggered.html
Once kworker shows up in top everything grinds to a slow crawl.
Nothing odd here. For a list of what questions to expect when going from 3.9 to 3.10, see e.g. http://verahill.blogspot.com.au/2013/07/468-kernel-310-on-debian.html
The CK patch set supposedly improves desktop performance of the kernel. As it seems like Con doesn't update that page anymore, go directly to the patches: http://ck.kolivas.org/patches/3.0/
sudo apt-get install xz-utils kernel-package fakeroot ncurses-dev mkdir ~/tmp cd ~/tmp wget https://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v3.x/linux-3.10.2.tar.xz tar xvf linux-3.10.2.tar.xz cd linux-3.10.2/ wget http://ck.kolivas.org/patches/3.0/3.10/3.10-ck1/patch-3.10-ck1.bz2 bunzip2 patch-3.10-ck1.bz2 patch -p1 < patch-3.10-ck1patching file arch/powerpc/platforms/cell/spufs/sched.c patching file Documentation/scheduler/sched-BFS.txt patching file Documentation/sysctl/kernel.txt patching file fs/proc/base.c patching file include/linux/init_task.h patching file include/linux/ioprio.h patching file include/linux/sched.h patching file init/Kconfig patching file init/main.c patching file kernel/delayacct.c patching file kernel/exit.c patching file kernel/posix-cpu-timers.c patching file kernel/sysctl.c patching file lib/Kconfig.debug patching file include/linux/jiffies.h patching file drivers/cpufreq/cpufreq.c patching file drivers/cpufreq/cpufreq_ondemand.c patching file kernel/sched/bfs.c patching file include/uapi/linux/sched.h patching file include/linux/sched/rt.h patching file kernel/stop_machine.c patching file drivers/cpufreq/cpufreq_conservative.c patching file kernel/sched/Makefile patching file kernel/time/Kconfig patching file kernel/Kconfig.preempt patching file kernel/Kconfig.hz patching file arch/x86/Kconfig patching file Makefilemake-kpkg clean cat /boot/config-`uname -r`>.config make oldconfig time fakeroot make-kpkg -j3 --initrd kernel_image kernel_headers sudo dpkg -i ../*3.10.2-ck*.deb sudo rm /lib/modules/3.10.2-ck1/build sudo ln -s /usr/src/linux-headers-3.10.2-ck1/ /lib/modules/3.10.2-ck1/build sudo dkms autoinstall -k 3.10.2-ck1