GO FOR IT!!!!!!!!
Linux needs a standard so that we can do hardware comparisions and provide
manufacturers a tool to optimize for Linux. Currently anyone using OTC
hardware it is tainted with "WinBench". Specifically DISK caching tables
are all tweaked for the other OS..........
On Mon, 22 May 2000, Guus Sliepen wrote:
> Hello everybody,
> Because of the recent performance problems with the latest kernels and all
> the discussion around, mostly based on "the machine feels sluggish"
> instead of "this version has a 13.5% drop in large writes to [...]", I
> feel that a standard Linux kernel benchmark suite should be made. I've
> already seen people using programs named "bonnie" or otherwise, but those
> only test specific features of the kernel. Besides, I wouldn't know whom
> to send the results of those tests too if I were to help and run these
> benchmarks on my machines. So I suggest creating LKBS:
> - includes test programs the kernel developpers have written
> - runs somewhere early after booting (perhaps by starting it instead of
> /sbin/init, or in a seperate runlevel)
> - records all relevant data from the machine (kernel version, config, cpu,
> memory, drives, etc.)
> - puts all data together in easilly parsed (both human and machine
> ofcourse) file and sends it to a main benchmark repository
> - should be free for download from a natural place
> (ftp.kernel.org, package for your $DISTRO) and easy to install/run.
> I don't know what you think of it, or if there already are such things. If
> not, I'd happily volunteer to start this project.
> Met vriendelijke groet,
> Guus Sliepen.
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