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.org

Linux 3.12 Kernel Still Shows Disk Improvements

Linux Kernel

Published on 23 October 2013 12:11 PM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Kernel
14 Comments

The Linux 3.12 kernel brings faster open-source AMD graphics due to a CPUfreq subsystem change but there also appears to be faster disk performance.

In an earlier article benchmarking multiple Linux file-systems on Linux 3.12, there were some disk/file-system improvements to find. Now with testing as of the latest 3.12 Git kernel yesterday on a completely separate system, I'm still seeing positive disk numbers.

Over on OpenBenchmarking.org I uploaded 1310227-SO-LINUX312I00 for benchmarks between Linux 3.11 and 3.12 Git on a Core i7 3960X "Sandy Bridge" Extreme Edition system with a 64GB OCZ Vertex SSD with an EXT4 file-system, 8GB of RAM, and an AMD Radeon HD 4850 graphics. The HD 4850 graphics on the open-source Mesa Gallium3D driver wasn't any faster for the i7-3960X EE system, but the disk results were what was interesting.

Embedded below are some of the disk results while click the aforelinked result file for details and benchmark data in full. There's also the Core i3 Haswell and Core i7 Haswell benchmarks from Linux 3.12 too. Linux 3.12 brings with it many new features.


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 .
Latest Linux Hardware Reviews
  1. The MSI X99S SLI PLUS Is Working & Running Well On Linux
  2. NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980: The Best GPU For Linux Gamers
  3. ROCCAT LUA: A Linux-Friendly Gaming Mouse
  4. Cheetah Mounts: The Affordable Way To Put Your TV On The Wall
Latest Linux Articles
  1. Preview: Radeon Gallium3D Performance For CS:GO On Linux
  2. XWayland Linux Gaming Performance With GNOME Wayland On Fedora 21
  3. EXT4/Btrfs/XFS/F2FS Benchmarks On Linux 3.17
  4. Fedora 21 Alpha First Impressions: It's Great
Latest Linux News
  1. Dash As The Default Shell For Fedora?
  2. CUPS Turn 15 Years Old, CUPS 2.0 Released
  3. VA-API Gallium3D State Tracker Added Back To Mesa
  4. Radeon DRM Gets New Information Ioctl Queries
  5. Mir 0.8 Works On Less ABI Breakage, Touchspots, Responsiveness
  6. CS:GO For Linux Gains Better Stability, Community Server Support
  7. NVIDIA Issues Updated 340.46 Long-Lived Driver Release
  8. KDE Plasma 5.1 Now In Beta
  9. Systemd & Debian Were Most Popular In September
  10. Microsoft Announces... Windows 10 With A Start Menu
Latest Forum Discussions
  1. Take the Steam Survey results with a grain of salt. It is flawed.
  2. X.Org Is Looking For Some Female Help
  3. Hacking Express gate (Asus Splashtop)
  4. Microsoft Announces... Windows 10 With A Start Menu
  5. NVIDIA Alerts Nouveau: They're Starting To Sign/Validate GPU Firmware Images
  6. Updated and Optimized Ubuntu Free Graphics Drivers
  7. Nero CD/DVD Burning Software On Linux Is Dead
  8. New Group Calls For Boycotting Systemd