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Bug 128427 - kernel 2.6.6 1.5 times slower than 2.4.22 in cpu intensive programs
kernel 2.6.6 1.5 times slower than 2.4.22 in cpu intensive programs
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Dave Jones
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Reported: 2004-07-22 15:48 EDT by Fernando Aristides Castro
Modified: 2015-01-04 17:08 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-11-27 23:34:48 EST
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Description Fernando Aristides Castro 2004-07-22 15:48:53 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.6) Gecko/20040510

Description of problem:
A cpu intensive application running on fedora 2 using kernel 2.6.6 is
1.5 times slower than on fedora 1 using kernel 2.4.22. The application
is a computational fluid dynamics fortran code compiled using either
ifort or g77. The machine is a centrino 1.4 GHz (thinkpad t41
2373-2fg) with 768MB RAM. No swap was observed during tests on both

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
kernel 2.6.6

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
3.get time

Expected Results:   

Additional info:

I've saw some posts about 2.6 beeing slower than 2.4 but not 1.5 times
Comment 1 Warren Togami 2004-07-22 21:17:07 EDT
We are unlikely to be able to investigate why you see this behavior
unless you can post a freely distributable test suite that exhibits
this problem.  Only then would developers be able to profile it and
see what the cause is.
Comment 2 Fernando Aristides Castro 2004-07-23 09:33:32 EDT
After some tests I found that if I run the program outside the X
environment, using init 3 on the startup, there is no significant
difference between kernels. So, my complain is not correct and this
seems more a question about fedora 2/fedora 1 and X environment.

What makes me believe that was a kernel problem was the fact that a
2.4.22 kernel that I force into fedora 2 enabled the code running 1.5
times faster, recovering the performance that I use to have in fedora

For my this bug is closed

Comment 3 Dave Jones 2004-11-27 15:20:19 EST
mass update for old bugs:

Is this still a problem with the 2.6.9 based update kernel ?

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