I'll be at Usenix and I thought I might put together a little BOF to discuss
benchmarking issues, if people are interested. Topics could include
. lmbench 2.0 changes
- finer grain accuracy
- web benchmarks
- multi pointer memory latency
- Steve Kleiman suggested that I (or someone) grab a big hunk
of OS code and port it to userland and call it osbench. This
is an interesting idea.
- I'm unhappy about the current spec. I'd like to build a
freeSpec97 that is similar to spec (uses the same tests)
but has lmbench style reporting rules (cc -O/f77 -O) and
is free of any charges. Any interest?
Let me know if you want me to find some space so we can talk at Usenix.