Re: [quad core results] BFS vs. mainline scheduler benchmarks and measurements

From: Markus Tornqvist
Date: Mon Sep 07 2009 - 09:41:58 EST

Please Cc me as I'm not a subscriber.

(LKML bounced this message once already for 8-bit headers, I'm retrying
now - sorry if someone gets it twice)

On Mon, Sep 07, 2009 at 02:16:13PM +0200, Ingo Molnar wrote:
>Con posted single-socket quad comparisons/graphs so to make it 100%
>apples to apples i re-tested with a single-socket (non-NUMA) quad as
>well, and have uploaded the new graphs/results to:
> kernel build performance on quad:
>It shows similar curves and behavior to the 8-core results i posted
>- BFS is slower than mainline in virtually every measurement. The
>ratios are different for different parts of the graphs - but the
>trend is similar.

Dude, not cool.

1. Quad HT is not the same as a 4-core desktop, you're doing it with 8 cores
2. You just proved BFS is better on the job_count == core_count case, as BFS
says it is, if you look at the graph
3. You're comparing an old version of BFS against an unreleased dev kernel

Also, you said on
"I also tried to configure the kernel in a BFS friendly way, i used
HZ=1000 as recommended, turned off all debug options, etc. The
kernel config i used can be found here:

Quickly looking at the conf you have
# CONFIG_PREEMPT is not set


And other DEBUG.


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