Re: CPU specific/optimized Debian builds ?
On Thu, 2002-05-30 at 07:15, Thomas Zimmerman wrote:
> On 29-May 10:58, James Kahn wrote:
> > On Wed, 2002-05-29 at 22:16, Andrew Suffield wrote:
> > > On Wed, May 29, 2002 at 09:48:33AM +0200, Ulrich Eckhardt wrote:
> > > > Hmmm, everyone can do so on their own machines easily .... how are the
> > > > results on yours ? :)
> > > >
> > > > I'll give it a more systematic try with a linux-kernel sourcetree instead of
> > > > my cvsroot, but that's later today.
> > >
> > > That is not a deterministic test. It doesn't provide a particularly
> > > useful benchmark; it involves a semi-random pattern of disk access
> > > which is hopelessly skewed by environmental factors.
> > Far from being a "deterministic" test, it's not a test of CPU at all.
> > The CPU will be mostly idle waiting for data from the hard disk and bus.
> =) I want your box. Even on my Athlon box with lots of ram, a kernel compile
> is definately cpu bound.
Oh definitely, a kernel compile seems to be the de facto standard for
benchmarking in GNU/Linux. I thought Ulrich was talking about tar +
bzip2ing a kernel source tree? Sounded like it to me.
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