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SubjectRe: performance & you-know-who
On 9 May 1999, Linus Torvalds wrote:

> Andrea Arcangeli <andrea@e-mind.com> wrote:
> >If the benchmark imply VM and I/O load, my tree will give a big boost (as
> >_worse_ a 10% improvement) and it's rock solid (I doesn't work by luck).
>
> According to what the mindcraft people reported about their runs
> earlier, the disk light is not actually on very much during the test:
> both Linux and NT keep the whole working set in memory.

I may be missing something, but it seems to me that the "working set in
memory" thing basically makes a nonsense of their claim that this is an
"enterprise-class" setup.

Matthew.


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