[arch-dev-public] phoronix: Is Arch faster than Ubuntu?
allan at archlinux.org
Wed May 19 17:57:21 EDT 2010
On 20/05/10 03:18, Aaron Griffin wrote:
> On Wed, May 19, 2010 at 12:07 PM, Dan McGee<dpmcgee at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Wed, May 19, 2010 at 12:02 PM, Aaron Griffin<aaronmgriffin at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Came across my reader today
>>> Pretty neat.
>> Showing boot-up time and other more noticeable waits would be a much
>> better comparison; I think the benchmarks are not why people think
>> Arch feels faster.
> Right but the reason I think this is interesting is that the data
> shows it is "feels faster" not "is faster".
This is not surprising at all. Especially once I saw it wasn the x86_64
ports that were being compared. With x86_64 we are not optimizing any
more than any other x86_64 distribution. In fact, our CFLAGS and
LDFLAGS are quite conservative so we may be optimizing less.
Even our "i686" optimization is not news-worthy these days. Fedora is
i686 optimized. Although I think Ubunutu is still i486 (glibc killed
off i386 support). So there may have been a difference on the 32 bit
Optimization is not a selling point for Arch anymore.
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