Linked by Michael on Thu 21st Jul 2011 14:08 UTC
Benchmarks Phoronix has conducted some preliminary benchmarks, comparing Debian GNU/Hurd to Debian GNU/Linux. "There was only a handful of tests that could be successfully run under Debian GNU/Hurd and in those results the numbers were generally close, though Debian GNU/Linux was running about 4% faster in some and with the MP3 encoding the Linux OS was nearly 20% faster. Debian GNU/Hurd is an interesting project but for now its support is still in shambles, the hardware support is vastly outdated, and there is also no SMP support at this time. Regardless, it will be interesting to see how Debian GNU/Hurd turns out for the 7.0 Wheezy milestone."
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Hrm
by MechaShiva on Thu 21st Jul 2011 14:45 UTC
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Not a good start when you need to benchmark the OS on a VM because you don't have any 2002 era hardware to run it natively.

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RE: Hrm
by umccullough on Thu 21st Jul 2011 15:03 in reply to "Hrm"
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Not a good start when you need to benchmark the OS on a VM because you don't have any 2002 era hardware to run it natively.


Well gee, isn't hardware/driver support the biggest problem with all new OSes?

Honestly, I was surprised to see that the benchmarks they ran were as close as they were.

Edit: (and yes, for all intents and purposes, Hurd is a "new" OS, since nobody uses it for anything practical yet)

Edited 2011-07-21 15:05 UTC

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RE[2]: Hrm
by Laurence on Thu 21st Jul 2011 15:24 in reply to "RE: Hrm"
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Edit: (and yes, for all intents and purposes, Hurd is a "new" OS, since nobody uses it for anything practical yet)


I was going to point out that Hurd is older than Linux, then I spotted your edit.

However with pedantics cast aside, I do agree with your point. I'd sooner see tests inside a VM than tests on varying hardware.

Edited 2011-07-21 15:24 UTC

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RE[2]: Hrm
by Delgarde on Thu 21st Jul 2011 21:47 in reply to "RE: Hrm"
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Honestly, I was surprised to see that the benchmarks they ran were as close as they were.


Not all that surprising when you look at them - for most of those benchmarks, the OS isn't contributing much. All it has to do is stay out of the way, and let the CPU crunch numbers...

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RE: Hrm
by tylerdurden on Thu 21st Jul 2011 18:00 in reply to "Hrm"
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2009-03-17

Ironically, for the purpose of the exercise it is an ideal setup since it allows a consistent baseline for the scores.

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