Looking At The Linux Performance Two Years After Spectre / Meltdown Mitigations
Written by Michael Larabel in Software on 13 January 2020. Page 3 of 11. 33 Comments

GraphicsMagick for performing imaging operations is one of the many real-world programs impacted by these mitigations. At least with the Core i9 10980XE the performance difference is minimal.

Code compilation is another real-world affected Linux workload. With the i9-10980XE its performance was not impaired and delivered a mesmerizing 41 second build time.

Hackbench for evaluating the Linux kernel's scheduler performance continues with sizable hits to the performance for CPUs lacking hardware-based mitigations.

SQLite is used countless applications and its performance still shows very real hits to the performance from the default mitigations.


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