View Full Version : Benchmarking my kernel?

March 16th, 2009, 12:09 AM
Okay, this is the second time I've compiled a kernel, but it's the first time the kernel actually worked. I set the scheduler speed thingy to 300 Hz instead of 250, disabled a bunch of hardware I didn't need (does anyone really use Voodoo 3DFX cards anymore, and if so, are they likely to use Ubuntu?) and set the processor family to Core2. It seems to boot a lot faster, and it seems a bit more snappy and responsive, but that could be a placebo effect.

Most of the benchmarks I know of are for graphics performance, or CPU performance, or hard drive performance, or memory performance. What is a good benchmark that will actually reflect on the performance of the kernel itself? I don't know if the Phoronix cryptography suite qualifies, that might depend on other factors.

I plan to run the benchmarks on both kernels and compare the results.

March 16th, 2009, 12:28 AM
what about super pi?

The responsiveness you experience is expected with higher frequency of switching between processes.

March 16th, 2009, 12:32 AM
Super pi? Cool, I'll run that. Any others?