On Tue, 7 Mar 2000, John P. Looney wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 07, 2000 at 12:13:40PM +0000, Paul Jakma mentioned:
> Well, does stuff like "Solaris 2.51 was a 32bit OS, and 2.7 was the first
> 64-bit OS from Sun" make a difference ?
that's not a fundamental change in OS design. that's painstaking work to
port the same OS to a different word size.
> > anyone got a uSPARC dual booting linux 2.2/Sol 7 that can settle this by
> > running lmbench?
>> The other reason I'd be wary of this is that the Linux people have
> optimised the kernel for lmbench (or at least
>http://www.nuclecu.unam.mx/~miguel/uselinux/SparcLinux.html) says so.
because lmbench was specifically designed by Larry McVoy to benchmark OS
overhead... and note it's not the type of benchmark that gives you a
round number at the end of it.
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