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    SubjectRe: Intel P6 vs P7 system call performance
    On Sat, 2002-12-14 at 04:01, Dave Jones wrote:
    > On Fri, Dec 13, 2002 at 11:53:51PM -0500, Mike Dresser wrote:
    > > On Fri, 13 Dec 2002, Mike Dresser wrote:
    > >
    > > > The single P4/2.53 in another machine can haul down in 3m17s
    > > >
    > > Amend that to 2m19s, forgot to kill a background backup that was moving
    > > files around at about 20 meg a second.

    > Note that there are more factors at play than raw cpu speed in a
    > kernel compile. Your time here is slightly faster than my 2.8Ghz P4-HT for
    > example. My guess is you have faster disk(s) than I do, as most of
    > the time mine seems to be waiting for something to do.

    An easy way to level the playing field would be to use /dev/shm to build
    your kernel in. That way it's all in memory. If you've got a maching
    with 512M, then it's easily accomplished.

    > *note also that this is compiling stock 2.4.20 with default configuration.
    > The minute you change any options, we're comparings apples to oranges.
    > Dave
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