Re: Linux v2.4.19-rc5

From: Bill Davidsen (
Date: Tue Aug 06 2002 - 22:00:18 EST

On Tue, 6 Aug 2002 wrote:

> > I sort of hoped it would be better in performance, not
> > increasingly worse.
> There were a lot of improvements during the 2.4.19-pre series on
> several I/O benchmarks. Comparing 2.4.18 to 2.4.19 on a quad xeon.
> Here are a few of the big changes (average of 5 runs):

Clearly, I may not have been clear that I expected 2.5.xx to be better
than 2.4.xx. That may have been an artifact of tuning one kernel or the
other, I'm waiting to get clarification on that.
> 300% drop in cpu usage on ext3 for tiobench seq reads

??? I hope you mean 67% drop.

bill davidsen <>
  CTO, TMR Associates, Inc
Doing interesting things with little computers since 1979.

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