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I am trying to explain some results that I got from a recent benchmarking experiment. For that I need to know whether compiling the Linux kernel is a compute intensive task or a disk I/O intensive task. A justification too would be very helpful.

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@sblair thanks for the edit – AnkurVj Aug 18 '11 at 17:21
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It's both compute and disk intensive! You'll get some stats from kcbench, which is available for most distros. Beyond that, it depends what you are trying to observe and prove.

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I am not sure how these stats explain that it is both compute and disk intensive. I am trying to benchmark the performance of various virtual machines (kvm-qemu , vmplayer) – AnkurVj Aug 18 '11 at 17:22
Ah, that's helpful info. You might find some more useful stuff in this over at Serverfault:… – Linker3000 Aug 18 '11 at 18:23

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