GNU/Linux Benchmarking - Practical aspects
v0.51, 8 December 1997
This is the second article in a series of 4 articles on GNU/Linux Benchmarking, to be published by the Linux Gazette. The first article presented some basic benchmarking concepts and analyzed the Whetstone benchmark in more detail. The present article deals with practical issues in GNU/Linux benchmarking: what benchmarks already exist, where to find them, what they effectively measure, and how to run them. And if you are not happy with the available benchmarks, there are some guidelines to write your own. Also, an application benchmark (Linux kernel 2.0.0 compilation) is analyzed in detail.