Subject: Re: *My* favorite benchmark
To: Thor Lancelot Simon <>
From: Aleksey Cheusov <>
List: netbsd-advocacy
Date: 08/20/2007 22:43:50
> We've seen a lot of semiscientific benchmark numbers thrown around
> lately.  I happen to believe that the only benchmarks that matter
> are properly written microbenchmarks whose correlation to
> architectural features is well understood, and your own application.
> And of course benchmarks where you don't normalize everything you
> can about the system under test are meaningless.

> Microbenchmarks are boring.  My application is compiling operating
> systems, because I do it many times a day for my job.

It whould be great to see the same tests for NetBSD's LFS file system
on the same hardware.  That is to test ffs vs. lfs for this particular

Best regards, Aleksey Cheusov.