Subject: Re: Ports and benchmarks...
To: None <>
From: Brian Gregor <>
List: netbsd-advocacy
Date: 04/12/2000 09:41:57
I've got some quick little sample lmbench results I did for 
my own amusement.   They're at:
The summary_sparc.txt file is for the same machine, a Sparc
Classic w/ 48 meg RAM.  Included is Red Hat Linux 6.2.
The summary_i386.txt file is results for 3 machines, a 
PII-450 running Linux Mandrake 7.0, a Celeron 500 running
FreeBSD 3.4, and a K6-2 500 ( running
NetBSD -current.  The Sparc just finished compiling -current
on itself - I've switched all the machines I can to NetBSD :-)

Lmbench is quick to run, that's why I picked it.


On Wed, 12 Apr 2000, Hubert Feyrer wrote:

> On Wed, 12 Apr 2000, Jarkko Hermanni Teppo wrote:
> > I got an email today from a friend running a DS 5000/200 and NetBSD. The first
> > thing on my mind was \"how fast this machine is ?\". So, how about creating a
> > benchmark table of sorts showing the results of some common benchmark (cpu/IO)
> > for all the different machines that NetBSD supports ? The benchmark wouldn\'t
> > have to be spec-style heavyweight but more in the veins of bytebench..
> > Just for amusement, as this would fit pretty well under
> > 
> > Problems: diskless machines, kazillion different configurations (esp. i386).
> > I could help with a hp380..
> I second this would be a good idea. Pick some appropriate benchmarks, find
> people to run them, collect the results, make a web page. Let us know when
> you're done. :-)
> Periodically repeat for every release.
>  - Hubert
> -- 
> Microsoft: "Where do you want to go today?"
> Linux:     "Where do you want to be tomorrow?"
> BSD:       "Are you guys coming, or what?"