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Re: [Phoronix] Ubuntu 9.04 vs. Fedora 11 Performance

James M. Leddy wrote:
> On 06/11/2009 02:17 PM, Eric Sandeen wrote:
>> True, though over and over again I see things where I wish they'd at
>> least dig into the discrepancies they find, rather than just reporting
>> numbers.
> Seconded, I mean, wtf is this?
> "with the test profiles that stress the system disk, Fedora 11 
> generally did much better -- in part due to the EXT4 file-system and 
> newer Linux kernel."
> How much of it was the new kernel, and how much was the filesystem? 
> It's just total speculation.  It wouldn't be that hard to run some 
> oprofile while running these tests.
> It almost makes me want to start a "keep phoronix honest" blog, we 
> could start with that one bug you opened against their ext4 test (I 
> presume the inaccurate benchmark is still up)

It is, though they note the problem and link to my screed on their
mailing list ;)

It may be better to engage them, though, and try to make the tests more
correct, transparent and relevant....  they do have a lot of momentum.
Which makes the crazy stuff hurt even more.  :)


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