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SubjectRe: System response benchmarks in performance patches
Hi Bill

Quoting Bill Davidsen <>:

> On Sat, 14 Sep 2002, Con Kolivas wrote:
> >
> > I came up with a very simple way of measuring responsiveness that gives
> me
> > numbers that are meaningful to me. What I've done is the old faithful
> kernel
> > compile and measured it under different loads to simulate the pc's ability
> to
> > perform under various loads. I have so far benchmarked 2.4.19 versus
> 2.4.19-ck7,
> > 2.4.19-ck7-rmap and 2.4.18-6mdk(mandrake's kernel in 8.2). 2.5.34 has a
> dead
> > keyboard for me so I'm unable to test it as yet.
> If that's a real kernel compile in <2 minutes I'm impressed!

If you look at my README in the tarball you'll see that I suggest using a
minimal kernel config (ie almost nothing enabled) and include just such a
.config. So, yes, it is a real kernel compile on a 1133Mhz pIII.

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