[nycbug-talk] benchmark OS perf

alex at pilosoft.com alex
Tue Feb 8 17:25:56 EST 2005

On Tue, 8 Feb 2005, michael wrote:

> I know this is just chum in the water for you sharks..  but still an
> interesting article.
Just another test made by a clueless person. 

One doesn't test performance of an OS by compiling and running a certain 
package. You get "how well does mysql run on this OS" (article body says 
that, article header does not).

Author has no idea what 'cold cache' and 'hot cache' is. Nowhere he says 
whether he rebooted *just before* running the benchmark itself. Since he 
doesn't say that, the results are useless - you can't compare benchmarks 
with hot cache with cold cache.

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