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On Mon, 15 Apr 1996, John S. Dyson wrote:

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> > If somebody wants to do benchmarking,I'd suggest using at least
> > - lmbench (nice microbenchmark)
> > - bonnie (reasonable disk performance benchmark)
> > - webstone (or something similar. But use "apache" as the server, not
> > some braindead horror like NCSA).
> > - ???
> >
> Above list is ok, but CERTAINLY not sufficient.
>
> > (the three mentioned should cover different areas, all very reasonable,
> > but have I missed some important area?)
> >
> Above list has no testing under VM load. That is where memory scheduling
> policies start taking effect. There are other forms of loading also, like
> tty subsystems (some people still use those.) Another, is how well do big disk
> farms work (lots of sustained concurrent I/O)? How does the system work
> with many many TCP connections (little benchmarks like lmbench are interesting
> but don't show performance in an ISP or large workstation situation)?
>
> John
>
How about running those three at the same time, it sould put the box
under some considerable load.
Bryn
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