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2CPU.com: Linux Kernel Comparison: 2.6.4 vs. 2.4.25

Mar 29, 2004, 22:00 (4 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to Alicia for this link. ]

"Something I've been promising for a couple of months has been a comparison of Linux kernels 2.6 and 2.4. The 2.6 series has been available for awhile now but the development has been going at a very rapid pace. It seemed everytime I'd be half-way through my benchmarks, a new version would be released. In a desire to stay as current as possible, I held off until now. We'll be taking a look at versions 2.6.4 and 2.4.25 in a variety of benchmarks; both server and workstation-oriented.

"I didn't just put in the time running these benchmarks for you, either. As we're currently running 2.4.25 on this very web server, I'm quite interested to see if a jump to version 2.6 is really warranted. Hopefully by the end of this article, we'll have a solid sense of what we as SMPers can expect from both kernel series..."

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