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KernelTrap: Andrew Morton on 2.5's Performance Improvements

Nov 18, 2002, 23:30 (0 Talkback[s])

"In a reply on lkml to Aaron Lehmann's praising of the contest results of the latest 2.5-mm kernel Andrew Morton explains some of the important performance and design differences between the 2.4 stable series and the 2.5 development series accompanied by illustrating benchmarks.

"Most significant gains can be expected at the high end such as large machines, large numbers of threads, large disks, large amounts of memory etc. [...] For the uniprocessors and small servers, there will be significant gains in some corner cases. And some losses. [...] Generally, 2.6 should be 'nicer to use' on the desktop. But not appreciably faster..."

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