launch benchmark

chenggh chenggh04 at
Tue Sep 18 23:29:01 CEST 2007

> I use this bootloader:
> title Fiasco, Console, Loader, Tiny Shell (run)
> root (hd0,2)
> kernel /boot/fiasco_mod/bootstrap -modaddr 0x02000000
> module /boot/fiasco_mod/fiasco -nowait  -serial_esc -comspeed 115200
> -comport 1 module /boot/fiasco_mod/sigma0
> module /boot/fiasco_mod/roottask task modname "bmodfs" attached 3 modules
> module /boot/fiasco_mod/names
> module /boot/fiasco_mod/log
> module /boot/fiasco_mod/dm_phys
> module /boot/fiasco_mod/l4io
> module /boot/fiasco_mod/con -vbemode 0x117
> module /boot/fiasco_mod/simple_ts -t 300
> module /boot/fiasco_mod/bmodfs
> module /boot/fiasco_mod/run
> module /boot/fiasco_mod/
> module /boot/fiasco_mod/
> module /boot/fiasco_mod/loader --fprov=BMODFS run
> I have to compare l4 with ecos. I want to use lmbench, bonnie++ and
> AIM-suite9, my questions are: - How can I use those benchmarks when I boot
> Fiasco?
	I think lmbench, bonnie++ and AIM-suite9 are not suitable when you compare 
l4/fiasco with ecos although they are real-time operating systems. 
	L4 itself is not linux binary compatible but l4linux could provide full linux 
binary comptability. And these benchmark tools must run on the 
linux-binary-compatible system such as BSD,UNIX, etc. So we could compare 
l4linux with linux by using lmbench, bonnie++ and AIM-suite9.
	Although ecos could provide many linux APIs but it is still not linux binary 
compatible. In common we can't compile these tools on the ecos so the 
benchmark is impossible.
	Additonal lmbench, bonnie++ and AIM-suite9 are designed for the general 
purpose operating system. From the result we could know the average 
performance of the system.
	Therefore, if you want to compare l4 with ecos you could take these two 
system as real-time systems and you should get some data showing real-time 
performance such as jitter, responsing time, etc. But there is no benchmark 
tool which could cover these two platforms : l4 and ecos. So you have to 
write your application for this goal. 
									Cheng Guanghui

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