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Re: Linux: the next step

To: Steve Alexander <sca@refugee.engr.sgi.com>
Subject: Re: Linux: the next step
From: Bob English <renglish@ratliff.engr.sgi.com>
Date: Mon, 12 Aug 96 14:24:15 -0700
Cc: Bob English <renglish@ratliff.engr.sgi.com>, lm@gate1-neteng.engr.sgi.com (Larry McVoy), Nigel Gamble <nigel@cthulhu.engr.sgi.com>, Alistair Lambie <alambie@wellington.sgi.com>, ariel@cthulhu.engr.sgi.com, linux@yon.engr.sgi.com, renglish@ratliff.engr.sgi.com
In-reply-to: Your message of "Mon, 12 Aug 96 14:18:18 PDT." <199608122118.OAA18053@refugee.engr.sgi.com>
Sender: owner-linux@cthulhu.engr.sgi.com
In message <199608122118.OAA18053@refugee.engr.sgi.com> you write:
>If I look at those benchmarks, they'll probably run faster on Linux on an Indy
>than they do on IRIX on an Indy, so I doubt the locking is the big problem we
>need to be looking at.  I don't have numbers from David to quote, so maybe I'm
>wrong.  I'd like to be wrong.

I was comparing Irix MP times vs. Irix UP times, and the difference is
both substantial and locking related.  Of course, if Irix were as
efficient on a UP as Linux, the difference might be a factor of 10
rather than a factor of 2 :-).

--bob--

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