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Old 06-05-2018, 05:50 PM   #1
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Where do I find the benchmarks for the various "installation configurations" of Slackware?


Hello,

Would someone please point me to information on the benchmarks for the various "installation configurations" of Slackware?

I am looking for configurations from the Slackware ISO DVD only.
Nothing downloaded from any where else.

I am looking for benchmarks for:
1) Configuration with the smallest hard drive footprint.
2) Configuration with the smallest memory(RAM)footprint.
3) Configuration with the fastest performance (no network).
4) Configuration with the fastest performance (with network).
5) Configuration with the fastest performance (gaming).

I see that Slackware has been around for 25 years. I am sure someone somewhere has done these benchmarks.

Thanks for your help
 
Old 06-05-2018, 07:03 PM   #2
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Not me, I just install it, and run it.
too, it'd take a gamut of scenarios. full install (safest) ~10GB. that's about all I worry about.

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Old 06-05-2018, 07:11 PM   #3
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If you ask me there are too many variables out there to do any kind of credible "benchmarks". I mean CPU, speed of RAM, HDD/SSD, WM/DE etc.

Your best bet would to be do the tests yourself and see what fits for you. But if you don't do a full install, don't expect too much help figuring out things when they break.

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Old 06-05-2018, 07:12 PM   #4
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There is only one configuration on the DVD "full"
 
Old 06-05-2018, 08:15 PM   #5
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As mentioned, there is a benchmark called full install, otherwise you are creating the benchmark called FUBAR.
http://www.slackware.com/install/sysreq.php

Here's an idea go over to Phoronix and ask Michael to benchmark it for you...
https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=home
 
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Old 06-05-2018, 08:23 PM   #6
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I'm not so sure anybody would be bothered going through the millions of different permutations of software and hardware you'd get in 25 years of Slackware. Which Slackware were you thinking of? One of those early versions with Gnome? One of those that came before KDE? Slackware on a 200 MB disk or Slackware on SSD? Wireless or Ethernet? 8 MB RAM or 8 GB? Slackware with a pre-1.0 kernel or Slackware with 4.14? Do you understand why nobody would be inclined to do a study like this?
 
Old 06-05-2018, 08:24 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by bteddy1 View Post
Hello,

Would someone please point me to information on the benchmarks for the various "installation configurations" of Slackware?

I am looking for configurations from the Slackware ISO DVD only.
Nothing downloaded from any where else.

I am looking for benchmarks for:
1) Configuration with the smallest hard drive footprint.
2) Configuration with the smallest memory(RAM)footprint.
3) Configuration with the fastest performance (no network).
4) Configuration with the fastest performance (with network).
5) Configuration with the fastest performance (gaming).

I see that Slackware has been around for 25 years. I am sure someone somewhere has done these benchmarks.

Thanks for your help
This thread will be it. Don't hold your breath.
 
Old 06-06-2018, 12:47 AM   #8
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Here is a benchmark I did awhile back.

Unigine Heaven Benchmark 4.0
FPS: 98.7
Score: 2486
Min FPS: 15.7
Max FPS: 204.1

System
Platform: Linux 4.4.38 x86_64

Settings
Render: OpenGL
Mode: 1920x1200 fullscreen
Preset: Custom
Quality: Ultra
Tessellation: Extreme
 
Old 06-06-2018, 02:12 AM   #9
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What is the use for benchmarks of this kind? Do you need us to write your school assignment? Are you looking for the easy way (ask the nerds) to write your an online magazine article about Linux distributions?
 
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Old 06-06-2018, 10:27 AM   #10
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As mentioned, there is a benchmark called full install, otherwise you are creating the benchmark called FUBAR.
http://www.slackware.com/install/sysreq.php

Here's an idea go over to Phoronix and ask Michael to benchmark it for you...
https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=home
Meh. He has included slack in a benchmark before. Probably a lightweight distro or wm benchmark. It was a pretty worthless comparison. After a while on reading his page generally, I found he mainly puts up pictures from his benchmarking solution, with a few sentences between each saying about nothing. He was doing this on an almost daily basis, and also copying text from message boards he reads. It was this very little substance I stopped ever bothering reading what he has to say.

Actually publications benchmarking anything like this of desktop systems is mostly a pointless exercise.
 
Old 06-07-2018, 08:50 PM   #11
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Re:Where do I find the benchmarks for the various "installation configurations" of Slackware?

First, thanks for the replies.

Second, To: Alien Bob, your "Rep" seems unwarranted.
If your first thought is to respond like that, you shouldn't reply at all.

As for the topic:

I was not asking about comparisons of distributions, but of Slackware it's self.

The configurations I was referring to were the options the can be installed/not installed or turned on/off

ELF GNOME KDE GTK
x11 lxde Scheme Bourne
ext3 ext4 xfs ReiserFS

And how those choices affected the performance of Slackware it's self.

Thanks again to those willing to spread the knowledge.

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Old 06-07-2018, 09:36 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by bteddy1 View Post
First, thanks for the replies.

Second, To: Alien Bob, your "Rep" seems unwarranted.
If your first thought is to respond like that, you shouldn't reply at all.

As for the topic:

I was not asking about comparisons of distributions, but of Slackware it's self.

The configurations I was referring to were the options the can be installed/not installed or turned on/off

ELF GNOME KDE GTK
x11 lxde Scheme Bourne
ext3 ext4 xfs ReiserFS

And how those choices affected the performance of Slackware it's self.

Thanks again to those willing to spread the knowledge.
The model in your head isn't clear to me since those choices you mention aren't disjoint.
 
Old 06-07-2018, 09:50 PM   #13
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The configurations I was referring to were the options the can be installed/not installed or turned on/off

ELF GNOME KDE GTK
I can tell you that without ELF Slackware's performance is severely diminished.
 
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Old 06-07-2018, 10:21 PM   #14
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I can tell you that without ELF Slackware's performance is severely diminished.
I suspect that the OP will be very puzzled by that comment.
 
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Old 06-08-2018, 03:02 AM   #15
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My benchmark was done while using ELF, KDE 4, ext4, and whatever Unigine Heaven Benchmark 4.0 uses

I also get 1000 fps in ioquake3.
 
  


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