[CentOS] measuring kernel speed

Mon May 10 01:46:33 UTC 2010
Ross Walker <rswwalker at gmail.com>

On Sat, May 8, 2010 at 7:38 PM, JohnS <jses27 at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sat, 2010-05-08 at 16:17 -0400, Ross Walker wrote:
>> On May 8, 2010, at 8:35 AM, Mag Gam <magawake at gmail.com> wrote:
>> > At our Physics research labs we do a lot with low latency networks. We
>> > have been using Centos for over 3 years now and its been great! We
>> > would like to tune and optimize our setup by removing unneeded
>> > packages -- kernel modules to be specific. I was wondering, how does
>> > one measure the speed of the kernel. Is that even possible?
>> Use oprofile.
>> -Ross
> ---
> Ross, never mind I just yummed it onto a machine there faq is inheritly
> wrong.

The FAQ is only correct in respect to the project's view.

Redhat has a custom oprofile that works with their custom kernels, so
stock oprofile from the project's site IS incompatible, but that's OK
cause RH provides one that works with their distro.