Re: Interesting pentium-memcpy results

Ingo Molnar (
Tue, 29 Jul 1997 11:45:01 +0200 (MET DST)

On Mon, 28 Jul 1997, Chris Evans wrote:

> I just compared 2.1.46 vs. 2.1.46+pentium memcpy patch, and interestingly
> enough found that the UNIX byte benchmarks tended to _drop_ a fair bit,
> with the exception of process creation and execl throughput. (Note that I
> only ran the basic 'system' tests - TCP bandwidth etc. to be determined
> when I find the newer benchmarks)
> This is most interesting since I used to swear by the patch.

do you have a PPro by any chance?

-- mingo