[RFC PATCH 0/8] Meson build system

Silvan Jegen s.jegen at gmail.com
Wed Nov 30 12:01:27 UTC 2016

On Wed, Nov 30, 2016 at 11:58 AM, Daniel Stone <daniel at fooishbar.org> wrote:
> Hi Silvan,
> On 30 November 2016 at 10:51, Silvan Jegen <s.jegen at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Wed, Nov 30, 2016 at 11:00 AM, Daniel Stone <daniel at fooishbar.org> wrote:
>>> Ha, this isn't Skylake laptop vs. Broadwell laptop, this is my 14-core
>>> Xeon vs. your Broadwell laptop! That they're so different suggests
>>> that our configuration is pretty wildly different - are you perhaps
>>> not building a load of stuff which configure autodetects? That's the
>>> only way I can imagine how your laptop would outpace a £4000
>>> workstation. :\
>> I wonder how much of the difference is due to the speed of the
>> NVME/PCI-E SSD Emil is using.
>> In my limited experience, the Xeons on my server did not perform as
>> well as the (higher tacted) i5 CPU on my desktop for some simple XML
>> processing task (provided the degree of parallelism is the same of
>> course).
> Apparently I need more coffee, because I was reading the wrong table,
> and this is about Wayland rather than Weston builds. Oops. Either way,
> the Xeon also has a NVME/PCI-E SSD, which seems pretty zippy; it also
> has 128GB of RAM, so it shouldn't be touching the SSD anyway.

Ah, I must have missed that in your description. I thought your Xeon
would use a regular SSD and that you are only measuring the first run
(cold page cache). Benchmarks are always tricky.



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