contest v0.30

contest v0.30

Post by Con Koliva » Tue, 17 Sep 2002 23:50:10



I've updated the "contest" responsiveness benchmark with many code cleanups by
Rik Van Riel, and a more comprehensive readme. The actual benchmarks have not
changed from v0.22 onwards. Previous versions were all slightly different
because of bugs in the code. You can compare like with like from now on. Please
don't use this to compare different hardware; it is unhelpful and the results
will only confuse. Use it to compare kernels on the same hardware. I guess it
could be used to compare filesystems (eg ext3 v reiser) with respect to the
system maintaining responsiveness, but noone's attempted that yet. If anyone's
got any other novel uses I'd love to hear them.

It now has a homepage:
http://contest.kolivas.net

Please feel free to send me any comments, questions, suggestions
Con Kolivas
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contest v0.30

Post by Cliff Whit » Wed, 18 Sep 2002 07:00:07


Quote:

> I've updated the "contest" responsiveness benchmark with many code cleanups by
> Rik Van Riel, and a more comprehensive readme. The actual benchmarks have not
> changed from v0.22 onwards. Previous versions were all slightly different
> because of bugs in the code. You can compare like with like from now on. Please
> don't use this to compare different hardware; it is unhelpful and the results
> will only confuse. Use it to compare kernels on the same hardware. I guess it
> could be used to compare filesystems (eg ext3 v reiser) with respect to the
> system maintaining responsiveness, but noone's attempted that yet. If anyone's
> got any other novel uses I'd love to hear them.

> It now has a homepage:
> http://contest.kolivas.net

> Please feel free to send me any comments, questions, suggestions
> Con Kolivas
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It looks neat, and i'd like to add it to the STP tests.
I noticed you have hardcoded the '-j 4'
Wouldn't it make more sense to adjust that to say, number_of_cpus * 2
or something?
cliffw

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contest v0.30

Post by Rik van Rie » Wed, 18 Sep 2002 07:30:09



> It looks neat, and i'd like to add it to the STP tests.
> I noticed you have hardcoded the '-j 4'
> Wouldn't it make more sense to adjust that to say, number_of_cpus * 2
> or something?

-j4 is nice for UP, since it sets the target CPU time for
the compile to 80% (with one background job).

Rik
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