DragonFly kernel List (threaded) for 2004-01
Re: Benchmark (was: Re: Junior kernel hacking)
:I don't have any of those options. Here is my config file. I use more
:or less the same config file in all cases.
Get rid of I486_CPU (though I don't think it would make a huge
Set maxusers to 0 so it autoconfigs. This could be why the 5.x I/O
throughput tests are so bad. Then again, 5.x is far more conservative
on its buffer cache / KVM use then we are anyway (but it's their own
fault. We can afford to be more liberal because we no longer split
KVM into two kernel VM maps).
:# To make an SMP kernel, the next two are needed
:options SMP # Symmetric MultiProcessor Kernel
:device apic # Symmetric (APIC) I/O
:Jean-Marc Zucconi -- PGP Key: finger jmz@xxxxxxxxxxx [KeyID: 400B38E9]
I was about to say try turning off SMP, but then I went back to your
original posting and you are indeed running on an SMP box, so SMP
You might want to try 5.x's SCHED_ULE instead of SCHED_4BSD. I don't
expect it to make a huge difference but ULE is supposed to deal with
affinity better so who knows.
* Make sure the filesystem partitions for DFly and 5.x, if different, are
using the same block and fragment sizes. 'tunefs -p partition' ought
to tell you.
* Check the IDE setup using 'atacontrol info 0', (1, 2, 3, etc..) under
both OS's and 'atacontrol mode 0', (1, 2, 3, etc..) under both OS's.