The evolution of a kernel

Subject: General Tech | October 29, 2007 - 12:00 PM |
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Phoronix has taken a look back at the 12 most recent major kernel changes to Linux and benchmarks them to see how the changes have effected the speed of the OS.  They are planning on extending this series to cover more features and additions to the OS that have been added more recently, like virtualization.

"Taking a break from our graphics excitement last week with the release of AMD's 8.42.3 Display Driver, we have

finished our largest (and most time consuming) Linux performance comparison to date. We have taken the last 12

major kernel releases, from Linux 2.6.12 to Linux 2.6.23, built them from source and set out on a benchmarking

escapade. This testing also includes the Linux 2.6.24-rc1 kernel. From these benchmarks you can see how the Linux

kernel performance has matured over the past two and a half years."

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