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* Unpredictable performance
@ 2008-01-25 11:32 Asbjorn Sannes
  2008-01-25 14:00 ` Nick Piggin
  2008-01-25 17:16 ` Ray Lee
  0 siblings, 2 replies; 9+ messages in thread
From: Asbjorn Sannes @ 2008-01-25 11:32 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Linux Kernel Mailing List


I am experiencing unpredictable results with the following test
without other processes running (exception is udev, I believe):
cd /usr/src/test
tar -jxf ../linux-
cp ../working-config linux-
cd linux-
make oldconfig
time make -j3 > /dev/null # This is what I note down as a "test" result
cd /usr/src ; umount /usr/src/test ; mkfs.ext3 /dev/cc/test
and then reboot

The kernel is booted with the parameter mem=81920000

For the results vary from (real time) 33m30.551s to 45m32.703s
(30 runs)
For with nop i/o scheduler from 29m8.827s to 55m36.744s (24 runs)
For also varied a lot.. but, lost results :(
For only vary from 34m32.054s to 38m1.928s (10 runs)

Any idea of what can cause this? I have tried to make the runs as equal
as possible, rebooting between each run.. i/o scheduler is cfq as default.

sys and user time only varies a couple of seconds.. and the order of
when it is "fast" and when it is "slow" is completly random, but it
seems that the results are mostly concentrated around the mean.

Asbjørn Sannes

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2008-01-25 14:00 ` Nick Piggin
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2008-01-26  0:38       ` Nick Piggin
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