Timed Linux Kernel Compilation

This test times how long it takes to build the Linux kernel in a default configuration.

To run this test with the Phoronix Test Suite, the basic command is: phoronix-test-suite benchmark build-linux-kernel.

Project Site

kernel.org

Test Created

6 December 2010

Last Updated

4 March 2021

Test Maintainer

Michael Larabel 

Test Type

Processor

Average Install Time

1 Second

Average Run Time

33 Minutes, 47 Seconds

Test Dependencies

C/C++ Compiler Toolchain + BC + Bison + Flex + OpenSSL

Accolades

400k+ Downloads + 20k+ Public Benchmark Results

Supported Platforms


Public Result Uploads *Reported Test Completions **Reported Installs **Test Profile Page Views ***OpenBenchmarking.orgEventsTimed Linux Kernel Compilation Popularity Statisticspts/build-linux-kernel2010.122011.042011.082011.122012.042012.082012.122013.042013.082013.122014.042014.082014.122015.042015.082015.122016.042016.082016.122017.042017.082017.122018.042018.082018.122019.042019.082019.122020.042020.082020.122021.0450K100K150K200K250K
* Uploading of benchmark result data to OpenBenchmarking.org is always optional (opt-in) via the Phoronix Test Suite for users wishing to share their results publicly.
** Data based on those opting to upload their test results to OpenBenchmarking.org and users enabling the opt-in anonymous statistics reporting while running benchmarks from an Internet-connected platform.
*** Test profile page view reporting began March 2021.
Data current as of 26 July 2021.

Revision History

pts/build-linux-kernel-1.11.0   [View Source]   Thu, 04 Mar 2021 07:56:16 GMT
Move to Linux 5.10 LTS series (5.10.20) kernel build.

pts/build-linux-kernel-1.10.2   [View Source]   Tue, 23 Jun 2020 10:33:24 GMT
Add libelf.h as a SystemDependencies, addressing possible build issue outlined in https://github.com/phoronix-test-suite/phoronix-test-suite/pull/430

pts/build-linux-kernel-1.10.1   [View Source]   Sat, 25 Apr 2020 09:12:27 GMT
Update against latest Linux 5.4 LTS point release to fix GCC 10 build problems.

pts/build-linux-kernel-1.10.0   [View Source]   Sun, 13 Oct 2019 20:17:06 GMT
Update against latest Linux 5.4 snapshot

pts/build-linux-kernel-1.9.1   [View Source]   Wed, 22 Aug 2018 18:01:51 GMT
Somehow TimesToRun got overrode to 1 on upload...

pts/build-linux-kernel-1.9.0   [View Source]   Wed, 22 Aug 2018 17:59:26 GMT
Update against upstream Linux 4.18, add bison/flex/openssl external dependencies, tweak the def config to avoid libelf dependency.

pts/build-linux-kernel-1.8.0   [View Source]   Tue, 03 Oct 2017 11:48:02 GMT
Update against Linux 4.13 upstream

pts/build-linux-kernel-1.7.0   [View Source]   Wed, 04 Jan 2017 11:36:44 GMT
Update against upstream Linux 4.9.0 kernel

pts/build-linux-kernel-1.6.0   [View Source]   Tue, 03 Nov 2015 11:36:40 GMT
Update against Linux 4.3.0 kernel.

pts/build-linux-kernel-1.5.3   [View Source]   Fri, 05 Dec 2014 22:03:03 GMT
Add bc as external dependency -- not installed by default on Arch.

pts/build-linux-kernel-1.5.2   [View Source]   Thu, 27 Nov 2014 22:12:29 GMT
Simplify make defconfig to better support other architectures.

pts/build-linux-kernel-1.5.1   [View Source]   Thu, 27 Nov 2014 22:07:50 GMT
Fix rc3/rc6 typo in previous commit pre.sh

pts/build-linux-kernel-1.5.0   [View Source]   Thu, 27 Nov 2014 21:41:45 GMT
Update against Linux 3.18-rc6 kernel due to the explicit GNU89 kernel change recently to allow this to work better on GCC5.

pts/build-linux-kernel-1.4.0   [View Source]   Sun, 09 Nov 2014 17:00:04 GMT
Update against latest upstream Linux kernel.

pts/build-linux-kernel-1.3.0   [View Source]   Wed, 07 Dec 2011 18:10:47 GMT
Update against Linux 3.1 vanilla kernel.

pts/build-linux-kernel-1.2.0   [View Source]   Mon, 06 Dec 2010 14:28:13 GMT
Initial import into OpenBenchmarking.org

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Performance Metrics

Analyze Test Configuration:

Timed Linux Kernel Compilation 5.10.20

Time To Compile

OpenBenchmarking.org metrics for this test profile configuration based on 1,337 public results since 4 March 2021 with the latest data as of 27 July 2021.

Below is an overview of the generalized performance for components where there is sufficient statistically significant data based upon user-uploaded results. It is important to keep in mind particularly in the Linux/open-source space there can be vastly different OS configurations, with this overview intended to offer just general guidance as to the performance expectations.

Component
Percentile Rank
# Compatible Public Results
Seconds (Average)
91st
21
27 +/- 1
87th
12
29 +/- 3
80th
28
33 +/- 3
Mid-Tier
75th
> 42
64th
12
53 +/- 2
Median
50th
75
50th
24
77 +/- 3
42nd
3
95 +/- 3
41st
12
98 +/- 8
41st
5
102 +/- 9
38th
7
112 +/- 6
38th
7
112 +/- 5
36th
7
116 +/- 2
34th
10
124 +/- 15
33rd
3
125 +/- 13
30th
3
140 +/- 12
30th
6
141 +/- 10
29th
10
147 +/- 5
28th
17
152 +/- 1
28th
4
152 +/- 13
26th
4
173 +/- 1
Low-Tier
25th
> 174
25th
3
175 +/- 2
25th
4
179 +/- 5
24th
4
189 +/- 9
24th
3
191 +/- 3
24th
3
191 +/- 1
22nd
4
201 +/- 1
22nd
7
204 +/- 22
21st
3
212 +/- 3
20th
3
217 +/- 4
20th
6
225 +/- 32
18th
7
249 +/- 4
17th
9
255 +/- 17
14th
4
281 +/- 16
14th
3
283 +/- 1
13th
4
287 +/- 15
13th
4
288 +/- 16
12th
6
304 +/- 11
11th
3
313 +/- 4
10th
5
321 +/- 19
10th
6
327 +/- 34
8th
3
420 +/- 2
7th
4
486 +/- 53
6th
3
598 +/- 3
6th
3
625 +/- 5
4th
3
895 +/- 27
2nd
4
2754 +/- 381
1st
5
5124 +/- 489
OpenBenchmarking.orgDistribution Of Public Results - Time To Compile1327 Results Range From 18 To 8038 Seconds18179340501662823984114513061467162817891950211122722433259427552916307732383399356037213882404342044365452646874848500951705331549256535814597561366297645866196780694171027263742475857746790780682004006008001000

Based on OpenBenchmarking.org data, the selected test / test configuration (Timed Linux Kernel Compilation 5.10.20 - Time To Compile) has an average run-time of 8 minutes. By default this test profile is set to run at least 3 times but may increase if the standard deviation exceeds pre-defined defaults or other calculations deem additional runs necessary for greater statistical accuracy of the result.

OpenBenchmarking.orgMinutesTime Required To Complete BenchmarkTime To CompileRun-Time20406080100Min: 1 / Avg: 8.29 / Max: 105

Based on public OpenBenchmarking.org results, the selected test / test configuration has an average standard deviation of 1%.

OpenBenchmarking.orgPercent, Fewer Is BetterAverage Deviation Between RunsTime To CompileDeviation246810Min: 0 / Avg: 1.01 / Max: 5

Does It Scale Well With Increasing Cores?

Yes, based on the automated analysis of the collected public benchmark data, this test / test settings does generally scale well with increasing CPU core counts. Data based on publicly available results for this test / test settings, separated by vendor, result divided by the reference CPU clock speed, grouped by matching physical CPU core count, and normalized against the smallest core count tested from each vendor for each CPU having a sufficient number of test samples and statistically significant data.

IntelAMDOpenBenchmarking.orgRelative Core Scaling To BaseTimed Linux Kernel Compilation CPU Core ScalingTime To Compile2468121624324864128510152025

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