phoronix: Is Arch faster than Ubuntu?
On 20/05/10 03:18, Aaron Griffin wrote:
On Wed, May 19, 2010 at 12:07 PM, Dan McGee<firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
On Wed, May 19, 2010 at 12:02 PM, Aaron Griffin<email@example.com> wrote:
Came across my reader today
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.