[linux-audio-user] AMD64 with Linux audio applications?

Eric Dantan Rzewnicki rzewnickie at rfa.org
Tue Mar 22 14:34:27 EST 2005

On Tue, Mar 22, 2005 at 07:42:20PM +0100, Mario Lang wrote:
> Eric Dantan Rzewnicki <rzewnickie at rfa.org> writes:
> > On Tue, Mar 22, 2005 at 10:37:21AM +0000, Steve Harris wrote:
> >> On Tue, Mar 22, 2005 at 09:51:36 +0100, Mario Lang wrote:
> >> > Our Dual-Opteron machine is soo damn fast I couldnt believe
> >> > it at first.  We're having internal jokes that AMD is a problem
> >> > for sysadmins, since one doesn't even find the time to get a coffee
> >> > anymore :-)..  OTOH, I am probably biased since I only worked with
> >> > Opteron so far which as I understand it performs quite a bit better
> >> > than its smaller brothers...
> >> Damn. I was hoping the Athlon would be as fast as the opteron :( You're
> >> right, the opteron is scary-fast for the price.
> > to get an idea how fast this type of scary-fast is in some sort of units 
> > ... how long does a kernel compile take?
> kernel compiles aren't very expressive as long as you dont specify a
> particular config.  There is a huge difference between a so-so kernel and
> say one which has all modules built...

right, of course, I forget that not everyone trims their kernels down to
the bare minimum ....

> Extracting a 2.6.10 tarball, running make menuconfig once, without
> changing anything and just saving, and then "make -j4 bzImage" results in:
> Kernel: arch/x86_64/boot/bzImage is ready
> real    1m50.664s
> user    3m7.761s
> sys     0m28.861s
> Yes, that is below 2 minutes real time on a 2CPU opteron.

not bad. I suppose a trimmed down config would be quite fast.

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