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The Performance Impact Of Fedora 19 Updates

Fedora

Published on 10 August 2013 11:37 AM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Fedora
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With Fedora more liberally pushing down package updates compared to Ubuntu Linux and other fixed-release distributions, how has the performance evolved since the release of "Schrödinger's Cat" in early July? Here's some benchmarks showing how the Fedora 19 performance has evolved with a newer kernel and other changes.

Fedora 19 originally shipped with the Linux 3.9 kernel but pushed down since then has been Linux 3.10 as a package update (presently at Linux 3.10.4-300.fc19), a point release bump to the X.Org Server, and various other updates to key system components.

Having a clean Fedora 19 installation this week on the AMD A10-6800K "Richland" APU system, I carried out some benchmarks comparing a clean install of F19 Schrödinger's Cat to then all available package updates as of 9 August. Various benchmarks stressing different subsystems were handled via the industry-rated Phoronix Test Suite software.

These weekend benchmarks of Fedora 19 vs. Fedora 19 updates can be found on OpenBenchmarking.org within 1308106-SO-FEDORA19A18. That page also shows various information on the software/hardware, system logs, and the performance results in full. Below are a few excerpts.



Some Fedora 19 desktops using the open-source graphics drivers may find faster performance with the updates applied. The move to the Linux 3.10 kernel has the potential for some Radeon/Intel/Nouveau performance wins. From the start, Fedora 19 has shipped Mesa 9.2-devel so already there's been good "out of the box" performance on the Mesa/Gallium3D side.



Some computational tests are also running faster with the updated Fedora 19 x86_64 installation on the AMD A10-6800K APU.

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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