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Date:      20 Feb 2001 16:15:27 +0000
From:      John Fremlin <>
To:        Kris Kennaway <>
Cc:        <freebsd-emulation@FreeBSD.ORG>
Subject:   Re: FreeBSD 4.2 RELEASE twice as slow as Linux
Message-ID:  <>
In-Reply-To: Kris Kennaway's message of "Mon, 19 Feb 2001 16:07:06 -0800"
References:  <"m28zn2kysa.fsf"> <>

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Kris Kennaway <> writes:

> On Tue, Feb 20, 2001 at 12:01:41AM +0000, John Fremlin wrote:
> > I tried compiling a Linux kernel using FreeBSD 4.2 RELEASE and it took
> > about twice as long (17minutes) as it does on Linux (10 minutes).
> > 
> > Is this expected?
> No - probably there were differences in how you compiled them, what
> compiler you used, what filesystem mount options you used, etc.
> Such a naieve benchmark doesn't really show anything.

Sorry, you are correct. (Whooops). Since doing the linux tests my
kernel .config disappeared and the default one includes a lot more

I shall try again with the old .config and ext2fs mounted

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