LMbench - Tools for performance analysis
You will need
Optionally, it would be nice if you had two identical computers connected
by an idle network. I will personally pay $5 for results from
current computer pairs, provide that I don't have
the results yet and I want them (that pair of 386's are probably not
interesting any more). Contact me to claim your reward.
- the benchmark sources, see the section before this.
- a computer with at probably 16MB (or more) memory.
- disk space for the sources and binaries: about 2MB.
- disk space for working files during the benchmark: about 16MB.
Unpack LMbench to create a tree like so:
All the directories intended for human consumption have commented
Makefiles in them. It's worthwhile reading them.
Go to the top directory, and type make results see and then have
a while it goes to work. The benchmark
takes about a half hour (or more on slow machines) to run.
The benchmark binaries will be in bin/your_os_name.
The results will be in Results/your_os_name/your_host_name.
Go to the Results and look at the Makefile for more information.