Benchmarking The Intel Performance Change With Linux FSGSBASE Support

Written by Michael Larabel in Software on 24 June 2019 at 12:00 PM EDT. Page 4 of 4. 14 Comments.

There wasn't much change with PostgreSQL.

The Apache performance was running better with this latest code.

So there are some improvements to note at this time with the wip.x86/cpu branch containing the FSGSBASE enablement. However, at least for this Core i9 7980XE system still wasn't anywhere close to meeting the mitigation costs incurred by Spectre/Meltdown/L1TF/Zombieload. Nevertheless, any and all performance improvements for the Linux kernel are certainly welcome and we look forward to more testing with Linux 5.3.

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