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



On Sat, 2009-06-13 at 04:33 +0300, Gilboa Davara wrote:
> On Fri, 2009-06-12 at 15:24 +0200, Kevin Kofler wrote:
> > Eric Springer wrote:
> > > Especially  considering how many people will use these benchmarks to make
> > > conclusions about Fedora, we should make sure it presents as best as it
> > > can.
> > 
> > I think we should rather do an informative press campaign on the lines
> > of "Why Phoronix benchmarks are utter bullsh*t".
> > 
> >         Kevin Kofler
> > 
> 
> Kevin,
> 
> I must admit that I didn't expect such childish reaction from someone
> like you.
> 
> You don't like Phoronix' benchmark? Why? What should they have done
> differently? Have you ever contacted Phoronix (E.g. Using their forums)
> and tried to resolve these issues? Did they refuse?
> Yes, encoding MP3 is rotten way to benchmark a file system, but some of
> these benchmarks -do- show anomalies, and simply ignoring these
> anomalies while FUD'ing the messenger (Phoronix in this case) is
> childish.
> 
> Might I remind everyone here that Phoronix was the first to offer a
> comprehensive benchmark suite to the OSS world. (Google back to 5-10
> years ago and you'll see an assortment of half-backed benchmarks that
> never really worked... and no, glxgears is not a benchmark!)
> Instead of throwing mud at Phoronix, we (as in, all the people that have
> grievances with this benchmark suite) -should- concentrate in trying
> help Phoronix improve their benchmarking suite.
> 
> - Gilboa
> 

I apologize in advance, for the overly harsh language. (Not specifically
directed at you, Kevin).

- Gilboa


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