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

Am Freitag, den 12.06.2009, 04:22 +0200 schrieb Dennis J.:
> On 06/11/2009 10:07 PM, Eric Sandeen wrote:
> > 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.  :)
> They use MP3 encoding as a "real world benchmark" of ext4:
> http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=ext4_benchmarks&num=7
> They don't seem to care what they measure or why or what the results 
> actually mean. Phoronix' "benchmarks" seem to be mostly about earning 
> Phoronix a bad reputation.

Could you explain why mp3 (or ogg) encoding is not a "real world"
benchmark? I do this quite often. 

I also think that knowing regressions (like there sqlite benchmark had
shown for older kernels) is generally not that bad. Of course someone
still needs to do some work, but as numbers may be irrelevant a trend is

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