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> 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.

John
dyson@freebsd.org


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