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SubjectRe: Unices are created equal, but ...
> On Sun, 14 Apr 1996, John S. Dyson wrote:
> >
> > How's about maintaining competition, and working to make the respective
> > U**X clone better competitively. Competition helps keep each party
> > honest!!!
> I'd be nervous about the benchmarks used. It's too easy to optimize for a
> specific set of circumstances, and getting blind to the "larger picture".
> But with a reasonable selection of benchmarks, this might not be a bad
> idea.
> Linus

I agree with your sentiments. You have stated EXACTLY the concerns that
I have been expressing about depending solely upon benchmarks like lmbench,
iozone, bonnie, etc... I have some that I use that does show *significant*
differences because of loading issues. My benchmarks are in rough shape
and are not for public use (for reasons other than the simplistic nature
of the above mentioned benchmarks -- I am not comfortable with the
prettyness of the code.)

It would be nice if we could somehow improve on the quality of the synthetic
benchmarks available in the free realm.


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