AW: [mythtv-users] Is gentoo the way to go?
cymenvig at gmail.com
Thu Nov 10 07:11:25 EST 2005
On 11/10/05, Fredrik Karlsson <dargosch at gmail.com> wrote:
> I used the test script found here
> on the Mobile Pentium 4 1600 MHz with Gentoo installed. THe script
> completed in 17 seconds , with some apps running. Comparing this to
> other reports, my 1600 MHz with Gentoo on it is as good as a Athlon
> XP 2600+ (Barton), 1900MHz with RedHat 8 on it, and one second faster
> than a Intel Pentium 4 CPU 1.80GHz with Debian on it.
> I'm not saying that this is a true test of performance (I believe that
> there is no such thing), but at least in this case, the "myth" does
> seem to have SOME merit. I should add that I have not spent lots of
> time configuring stuff for speed, only a healty set of USE settings
> and compiling for pentium 3 with -O3. No pre-linking (that I know of).
> I should perhaps also add that these numbers mean absolutelly NOTHING
> on a MythTV box. In my experience, HD speed is the bottleneck.. I use
> the laptop for scientific calculations, and that is a totally
> different story. MythTV ( and even more so IVTV ) users should choose
> Gentoo beacause of the flexibility of Portage.
The flipside is that the Pentium M processor simply beats the rest of
those CPUs on a bang per Mhz basis. I suspect your use of Gentoo has
little to do with the performance difference thanks to the well
designed Pentium M. I say this as a Gentoo user :).
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