Fresh Linux 4.16 Kernel Benchmarks With KPTI & Retpolines
Written by Michael Larabel in Software on 5 March 2018. Page 5 of 5. 29 Comments

Redis is another real-world workload where being able to see the impact of KPTI and Retpolines on the latest Linux kernel code.

With the memory copying benchmark within Stress-NG, the Linux 4.16 kernel is doing much better than Linux 4.15/4.14.

Lastly is a look at how the NGINX and Apache web server performance is affected by the KPTI and Retpoline code on the modern kernel releases.

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