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SubjectInteresting pentium-memcpy results


I just compared 2.1.46 vs. 2.1.46+pentium memcpy patch, and interestingly
enough found that the UNIX byte benchmarks tended to _drop_ a fair bit,
with the exception of process creation and execl throughput. (Note that I
only ran the basic 'system' tests - TCP bandwidth etc. to be determined
when I find the newer benchmarks)

This is most interesting since I used to swear by the patch.

It does however show us that there still is performance to be gained. I
presume the process creation test will be using fork() which does a lot of
memcpy'ing of various process credentials in kernel space.


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