Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 10th Jul 2017 18:27 UTC
Windows

This story begins, as they so often do, when I noticed that my machine was behaving poorly. My Windows 10 work machine has 24 cores (48 hyper-threads) and they were 50% idle. It has 64 GB of RAM and that was less than half used. It has a fast SSD that was mostly idle. And yet, as I moved the mouse around it kept hitching - sometimes locking up for seconds at a time.

So I did what I always do - I grabbed an ETW trace and analyzed it. The result was the discovery of a serious process-destruction performance bug in Windows 10.

Great story.

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RE[4]: Apples and oranges
by Soulbender on Thu 13th Jul 2017 11:14 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Apples and oranges"
Soulbender
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Sure, it does.

Not at all, actually.


Win10 works miraculously faster on much older and less powerful hardware.


If Windows 10 is slower (likely) or faster on the much older hardware is not relevant. What is relevant is if the same underlying issue is present.

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