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

[ 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


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