The problem is not with benchmark itself...
Posted Jul 23, 2009 17:50 UTC (Thu) by khim
In reply to: A short history of btrfs
Parent article: A short history of btrfs
Uh, having the cpu loaded will find problems if the FS code
itself is too cpu hoggy....
The problem is not with low-level CPU bound benchmark but with average
taken from many different benchmarks without a case or thought. In the end
you are getting average temperature of hospice patients: some are having
fever, some are in morgue already, so in the end average temperature is
If you plan to mix a lot of different benchmarks you must be ready to
carefully study the results, separate expected results from unexpected
cluster them in groups (by relevance to this or that real-word task), etc.
Ortherwise it's just pointless race where winner is more-or-less
And it's also pointless to try to fix the situation by adding more
benchmarks to the mix: when you mix a lot of differend kinds of food - you
are getting pile of garbage as a result and if you'll add some more dishes
- you'll just get a bigger pile of garbage.
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