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Linux 2.6.28 Kernel Benchmarks

Michael Larabel

Published on 28 December 2008
Written by Michael Larabel
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The disk read and write performance was slightly faster using the newest Linux 2.6.28 kernel as measured by IOzone.

With the Sunflow Rendering System its performance had improved in the 2.6.27 and 2.6.28 kernel releases on our Intel Core 2 Duo system.

There really isn't much to say from these results with this Intel Core 2 system. In a few tests we had witnessed better performance with the latest Linux 2.6.28 kernel, but as a whole the performance was flat-lined between the 2.6.25 and 2.6.28 kernels -- at least there are no performance regressions to note. We will be back with more benchmarks from other hardware, extended tests, and more kernel releases in the future. If you would like to run your own tests, check out the Phoronix Test Suite.

To compare your system and kernel to our results, run phoronix-test-suite benchmark phoronix-29631-5011-23280.

About The Author
Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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