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Re: Yet another open-source benchmark

From: "scott(dot)marlowe" <scott(dot)marlowe(at)ihs(dot)com>
To: Tommi Maekitalo <t(dot)maekitalo(at)epgmbh(dot)de>
Cc: <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Yet another open-source benchmark
Date: 2003-03-03 18:17:01
Message-ID: Pine.LNX.4.33.0303031116340.12833-100000@css120.ihs.com (view raw or flat)
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On Mon, 3 Mar 2003, Tommi Maekitalo wrote:

> On the results page they list kernels like linux-2.4.18-1tier or 
> linux-2.4.19-rc2 or redhat-stock-2.4.7-10cmp. This sounds really like 
> linux-kernel-versions.
> 
> Am Montag, 3. März 2003 13:41 schrieb cbbrowne(at)cbbrowne(dot)com:
> > > OSDL has just come out with a set of open-source database benchmarks:
> > > http://www.osdl.org/projects/performance/
> > >
> > > The bad news:
> > > "This tool kit works with SAP DB open source database versions 7.3.0.23
> > > or 7.3.0.25."
> > >
> > > (In fact, they seem to think they are testing kernel performance, not
> > > database performance, which strikes me as rather bizarre.  But anyway.)
> >
> > That may be a terminology thing; the main SAP-DB process is called the
> > "kernel," and it's more than likely that the "SAP-DB Kernel" is the sense
> > in which the term is being used.
> >
> > When they translate things from German, sometimes wordings change :-).
> > --
> > output = reverse("moc.enworbbc@" "enworbbc")
> > http://www.ntlug.org/~cbbrowne/linuxxian.html
> > Rules  of the  Evil Overlord  #41. "Once  my power  is secure,  I will
> > destroy all those pesky time-travel devices."
> > <http://www.eviloverlord.com/>

I think they are testing how tuning the linux kernel impacts the database 
running on top, at least that's the feeling I got from the site.


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