Early Benchmarks Of The Linux 3.14 Kernel

Written by Michael Larabel in Software on 17 February 2014. Page 2 of 4. 6 Comments

First up with this Linux 3.14 kernel benchmarking were a few tests looking at the disk/file-system performance.

Running AIO-Stress indicated a slight slowdown in the disk performance on Linux 3.14 compared to the 3.12 and 3.13 kernels. With our past benchmarking of the Linux 3.13 kernels on HDDs and SSDs we found some performance slowdowns, but some of those were addressed on the different systems in time for 3.13 final.

With the Compile Bench initial create task we see a large slowdown in performance when moving to the Linux 3.14 Git kernel. CompileBench's compile task indicated no real change in performance.

PostMark also indicated a large slowdown in disk/file-system performance for this Intel Ultrabook on Linux 3.14 in its current development form. The EXT4 file-system was used for all benchmarks with the default mount options.

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