Re: [BENCHMARK] Corrected gcc3.2 v gcc2.95.3 contest results

From: Con Kolivas (
Date: Mon Sep 23 2002 - 08:00:04 EST

Quoting Erik Andersen <>:

> On Mon Sep 23, 2002 at 08:30:21PM +1000, Con Kolivas wrote:
> > Yes you make a very valid point and something I've been stewing over
> privately
> > for some time. contest runs benchmarks in a fixed order with a "priming"
> compile
> > to try and get pagecaches etc back to some sort of baseline (I've been
> trying
> > hard to make the results accurate and repeatable).
> It would sure be nice for this sortof test if there were
> some sort of a "flush-all-caches" syscall...

For the moment I think I'll also add a swapoff/swapon before each compile as
well (thanks Luuk for the suggestion). I'm still looking at the raw data to
figure out what to do.

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