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Re: linux-image for i586



On Fri, 12 Nov 2010 16:57:09 +0700, Sthu wrote in message 
<4cdd0f80.ce7c0e0a.2046.ffffa1a6@mx.google.com>:

> Thank You for Your time and answer, Arnt:
> 
> > > What are the hardware specs of the machine you have?  Exactly
> > > which CPU, how much RAM, what hard disk (size and rpm), etc.
> > > Please provide the following output:
> > > 
> > > cat /proc/cpuinfo
> > > lspci
> > > free -m
> > > dmidecode
> > > 
> > > (If your machine is very old, dmidecode may not work).  
> > 
> > ..'top|head -n 20 ' to see what's eating your iron.
> 
> Could You please tell me what is for? What do we want to conclude from
> the given info - that will be a lot - speaking about the last utility?

On Wed, 10 Nov 2010 18:41:26 -0500, Johan wrote in message 
<87aalgiw61.fsf@emmy.axel.nom>:

> The i486 kernel will run on an i586 box.  Even if you compile the
> kernel for i586 how much speed are you really going to get?  A few
> percent? And how much time do you spend in kernel as opposed to
> userland?  Maybe 3-20 percent depending on what you are doing right?
> So, in rough numbers, that's a 10% off on 10% of what you do for a
> net of roughly 1%.


..it depends, 'top |head ' tells us another wee story: ;o)
top - 21:36:01 up 11 days, 20:14, 1 user, load average: 1.08, 1.02,
1.01 
Tasks:  57 total,   1 running,  56 sleeping,   0 stopped,   0 zombie 
Cpu(s): 95.9%us, 0.8%sy, 0.0%ni, 1.5%id, 0.2%wa, 1.3%hi, 0.3%si, 0.0%st 
Mem: 155764k total, 149516k used, 6248k free, 8400k buffers 
Swap: 0k total, 0k used, 0k free, 111296k cached
  PID USER      PR  NI  VIRT  RES  SHR S %CPU %MEM    TIME+   COMMAND 
12009 root      20   0 51868  15m 1612 S 89.1 10.0 952:08.72 motion
12691 arnt      20   0  2320 1004  780 R  5.0  0.6   0:00.08 top 
    1 root      20   0  2024  488  396 S  0.0  0.3   1:09.26 init 
arnt@bacdor:~$
arnt@bacdor:~$ cat /proc/cpuinfo 
processor       : 0
vendor_id       : AuthenticAMD
cpu family      : 5
model           : 8
model name      : AMD-K6(tm) 3D processor
stepping        : 12
cpu MHz         : 500.103
cache size      : 64 KB
fdiv_bug        : no
hlt_bug         : no
f00f_bug        : no
coma_bug        : no
fpu             : yes
fpu_exception   : yes
cpuid level     : 1
wp              : yes
flags           : fpu vme de pse tsc msr cx8 pge mmx syscall 3dnow
  k6_mtrr 
bogomips        : 1000.20
clflush size    : 32
cache_alignment : 32
address sizes   : 32 bits physical, 32 bits virtual
power management:


..dmidecode |less snip:
Handle 0x0004, DMI type 4, 32 bytes
Processor Information
        Socket Designation: Socket-7 M/B                    
        Type: Central Processor
        Family: K6
        Manufacturer: Advanced Mirco Devices,Inc      
        ID: 8C 05 00 00 55 00 00 00
        Signature: Family 5, Model 8, Stepping 12
        Flags:
                FPU (Floating-point unit on-chip)
                DE (Debugging extension)
                TSC (Time stamp counter)
                PAE (Physical address extension)
        Version: AMD-K6(R)-2 with 3DNow TM       
        Voltage: 2.2 V
        External Clock: 66 MHz
        Max Speed: Unknown
        Current Speed: 500 MHz
        Status: Populated, Enabled
        Upgrade: ZIF Socket
        L1 Cache Handle: 0x0005
        L2 Cache Handle: 0x0006
        L3 Cache Handle: No L3 Cache


..the cool breezy competition:
top - 21:49:26 up 11 days, 20:13,  1 user,  load average: 0.36, 0.38,
0.36 
Tasks:  60 total,   1 running,  59 sleeping,   0 stopped,   0 zombie 
Cpu(s): 60.7%us, 0.2%sy, 0.0%ni, 38.6%id, 0.1%wa, 0.4%hi, 0.1%si,
0.0%st 
Mem:     92336k total,    76504k used,    15832k free,     4772k
buffers 
Swap:   265032k total,     2696k used, 262336k free,    47080k cached

  PID USER      PR  NI  VIRT  RES  SHR S %CPU %MEM    TIME+  COMMAND 
22145 root      20   0 49820  13m 1692 S 42.1 14.7 697:25.47 motion 
22966 root      20   0  2324 1036  808 R  1.9  1.1   0:00.04 top 
    1 root      20   0  2028  236  208 S  0.0  0.3   0:35.17 init 
cm46:~# 
cm46:~# cat /proc/cpuinfo
processor       : 0
vendor_id       : GenuineIntel
cpu family      : 6
model           : 6
model name      : Celeron (Mendocino)
stepping        : 5
cpu MHz         : 467.782
cache size      : 128 KB
fdiv_bug        : no
hlt_bug         : no
f00f_bug        : no
coma_bug        : no
fpu             : yes
fpu_exception   : yes
cpuid level     : 2
wp              : yes
flags           : fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 sep mtrr pge mca
  cmov pse36 mmx fxsr up 
bogomips        : 935.56
clflush size    : 32
cache_alignment : 32
address sizes   : 36 bits physical, 32 bits virtual
power management:

cm46:~# dmidecode |less 
Handle 0x0004, DMI type 4, 35 bytes
Processor Information
        Socket Designation: SLOT 1
        Type: Central Processor
        Family: Pentium II
        Manufacturer: Intel
        ID: 65 06 00 00 FF F9 83 01
        Signature: Type 0, Family 6, Model 6, Stepping 5
        Flags:
                FPU (Floating-point unit on-chip)
                VME (Virtual mode extension)
                DE (Debugging extension)
                PSE (Page size extension)
                TSC (Time stamp counter)
                MSR (Model specific registers)
                PAE (Physical address extension)
                MCE (Machine check exception)
                CX8 (CMPXCHG8 instruction supported)
                SEP (Fast system call)
                MTRR (Memory type range registers)
                PGE (Page global enable)
                MCA (Machine check architecture)
                CMOV (Conditional move instruction supported)
                PAT (Page attribute table)
                PSE-36 (36-bit page size extension)
                MMX (MMX technology supported)
                FXSR (Fast floating-point save and restore)
        Version: INTEL(R) CELERON(TM)
        Voltage: 3.3 V
        External Clock: 66 MHz
        Max Speed: 400 MHz
        Current Speed: 466 MHz
        Status: Populated, Enabled
        Upgrade: ZIF Socket
        L1 Cache Handle: 0x0000
        L2 Cache Handle: 0x0000
        L3 Cache Handle: Not Provided
        Serial Number:  
        Asset Tag:  
        Part Number:  

..what it needs to do, it can either do in some slick hardware, 
or, the hard sweaty way by some software hack.  Motion reads a 
webcam to see if anything moves, then takes pictures and makes 
movies from them.  And, heavy swapping cause disk wear. ;o)


-- 
..med vennlig hilsen = with Kind Regards from Arnt... ;o)
...with a number of polar bear hunters in his ancestry...
  Scenarios always come in sets of three: 
  best case, worst case, and just in case.


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