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SubjectRe: UP 2.2.18 makes kernels 3% faster than UP 2.4.0-test12
In article <E145Xy6-0008HA-00@the-village.bc.nu> you wrote:
>> Doing a 'make bzImage' is NOT VM-intensive. Using this as a test
>> for the VM doesn't make any sense since it doesn't really excercise
>> the VM in any way...

> Its an interesting demo that 2.4 has some performance problems since 2.2
> is slower than 2.0 although nowdays not much.

Seems to depend on the hardware used. On my test box, 2.4 is faster by
0.3s....

Greetings,
Arjan van de Ven

Machine:
AMD Duron 700Mhz with 128Mb of 133Mhz Ram
2 IBM 15Gb ATA100 disks in RAID0 raid

tested kernels:
2.2.18 + raid patch + latest IDE patch
2.4.0-test12pre7

compiling 2.2.18 with gcc 2.95.2

1st run 2nd 3rd
kernel 2.2.18/raid/ide 3:28.909 3:28.819 3:28.840
kernel 2.4.0test12pre7 3:28:520 3:28.534 3:28.546

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