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SubjectRe: Minutes from Feb 21 LSE Call
On Mon, Feb 24, 2003 at 11:23:14AM -0500, Benjamin LaHaise wrote:
> Good point. However, we are in a position to compare test results of
> older linux kernels against newer, and to recompile code out of the
> kernel for specific applications. I'm curious if there is a collection
> of lmbench results of hand configured and compiled kernels vs the vendor
> module based kernels across 2.0, 2.2, 2.4 and recent 2.5 on the same
> uniprocessor and dual processor configuration. That would really give
> us a better idea of how a properly tuned kernel vs what people actually
> use for support reasons is costing us, and if we're winning or losing.

It's interesting to me that the people supporting the scale up do not
carefully do such benchmarks and indeed have a rather cavilier attitude
to testing and benchmarking: or perhaps they don't think it's worth

Victor Yodaiken
Finite State Machine Labs: The RTLinux Company.
1+ 505 838 9109

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