1. Computers
  2. Display Drivers
  3. Graphics Cards
  4. Memory
  5. Motherboards
  6. Processors
  7. Software
  8. Storage
  9. Operating Systems


Facebook RSS Twitter Twitter Google Plus


Phoronix Test Suite

OpenBenchmarking Benchmarking Platform
Phoromatic Test Orchestration

Linux 2.6.26 Kernel Benchmarks

Michael Larabel

Published on 17 July 2008
Written by Michael Larabel
Page 1 of 5 - 4 Comments

Over the weekend the Linux 2.6.26 kernel was released. This quarterly update to the Linux kernel introduced Kernel-based Virtual Machine improvements, new One Laptop Per Child support, a new video web camera driver, updates to the Direct Rendering Manager, and other improvements. In this article we have done some quick benchmarks of this new kernel from within the Phoronix Test Suite.

The test system consisted of an Intel Core 2 Duo E6400 processor, ASRock ConRoe1333-DVI/H motherboard, Intel 945G integrated graphics, 2GB of DDR2 memory, and Seagate 200GB SATA hard drive. On the software side we were running Fedora 9 with X Server 1.4.99.901, GCC 4.3.0, and the other stock packages. Due to issues with this test system, we were only able to benchmark the Linux 2.6.25 and Linux 2.6.26 kernels from source. As a result, this isn't one of our in-depth articles, but we are simply providing these limited test results for those that are interested or comparing their system's performance using the Phoronix Test Suite.

The benchmarks we used for this kernel testing was LAME MP3 encoding, Mencoder LAVC encoding, timed Gzip compression, parallel BZIP2 compression, timed LZMA compression, IOzone write performance, GnuPG file encryption, OpenSSL RSA performance, Super PI, SQLite, BYTE Unix Benchmarks, SciMark 2, RAMspeed, and Java SciMark 2.

Latest Linux News
  1. Mesa 10.5.6 Brings Fixes All Over The Place
  2. NVIDIA's Proprietary Driver Is Moving Closer With Kernel Mode-Setting
  3. The Latest Linux Kernel Git Code Fixes The EXT4 RAID0 Corruption Problem
  4. Features Added To Mesa 10.6 For Open-Source GPU Drivers
  5. Ubuntu's LXD vs. KVM For The Linux Cloud
  6. Fedora Server 22 Benchmarks With XFS & The Linux 4.0 Kernel
  7. GCC 6 Gets Support For The IBM z13 Mainframe Server
  8. Fedora 22 Is Being Released Next Tuesday
  9. OpenWRT 15.05 Preparing Improved Security & Better Networking
  10. Using The New LLVM/Clang OpenMP Support
Latest Articles & Reviews
  1. The Latest Features For Linux Performance Management + Benchmark Monitoring
  2. Noctua NH-U12DX i4 + NF-F12
  3. Btrfs RAID 0/1 Benchmarks On The Linux 4.1 Kernel
  4. The State Of Various Firefox Features
Most Viewed News This Week
  1. The Linux 4.0 Kernel Currently Has An EXT4 Corruption Issue
  2. The Linux 4.0 EXT4 RAID Corruption Bug Has Been Uncovered
  3. AMDGPU Open-Source Driver Code Continues Maturing
  4. Microsoft Open-Sources The Windows Communication Foundation
  5. Another HTTPS Vulnerability Rattles The Internet
  6. LibreOffice 5.0 Open-Source Office Suite Has Been Branched
  7. Systemd 220 Has Finally Been Released
  8. Will Ubuntu Linux Hit 200 Million Users This Year?