Unpacking The Linux Kernel

This test measures how long it takes to extract the .tar.xz Linux kernel package.

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

Project Site

kernel.org

Test Created

6 December 2010

Last Updated

2 March 2018

Test Maintainer

Michael Larabel 

Test Type

Disk

Average Install Time

1 Second

Average Run Time

1 Minute, 50 Seconds

Accolades

150k+ Downloads + 10k+ Public Benchmark Results

Supported Platforms


Public Result Uploads *Reported Test Completions **Reported Installs **Test Profile Page Views ***OpenBenchmarking.orgEventsUnpacking The Linux Kernel Popularity Statisticspts/unpack-linux2010.122011.042011.082011.122012.042012.082012.122013.042013.082013.122014.042014.082014.122015.042015.082015.122016.042016.082016.122017.042017.082017.122018.042018.082018.122019.042019.082019.122020.042020.082020.122021.0440K80K120K160K200K
* 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/unpack-linux-1.1.1   [View Source]   Fri, 02 Mar 2018 11:15:46 GMT
Initial Windows support

pts/unpack-linux-1.1.0   [View Source]   Wed, 07 Feb 2018 09:16:44 GMT
Update against linux 4.15, use .tar.xz.

pts/unpack-linux-1.0.0   [View Source]   Mon, 06 Dec 2010 15:26:58 GMT
Initial import into OpenBenchmarking.org


Performance Metrics

Analyze Test Configuration:

Unpacking The Linux Kernel

linux-4.15.tar.xz

OpenBenchmarking.org metrics for this test profile configuration based on 1,726 public results since 7 February 2018 with the latest data as of 25 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)
Mid-Tier
75th
> 7
Median
50th
9
49th
9
9 +/- 1
39th
5
10 +/- 1
Low-Tier
25th
> 16
OpenBenchmarking.orgDistribution Of Public Results - linux-4.15.tar.xz1723 Results Range From 3 To 4481 Seconds39318327336345354363372381390399310831173126313531443153316231713180318931983207321632253234324332523261327032793288329733063315332433333342335133603369337833873396340534143423343234413450330060090012001500

Based on OpenBenchmarking.org data, the selected test / test configuration (Unpacking The Linux Kernel - linux-4.15.tar.xz) has an average run-time of 2 minutes. By default this test profile is set to run at least 4 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 Benchmarklinux-4.15.tar.xzRun-Time510152025Min: 1 / Avg: 1.89 / Max: 19

Based on public OpenBenchmarking.org results, the selected test / test configuration has an average standard deviation of 3.9%.

OpenBenchmarking.orgPercent, Fewer Is BetterAverage Deviation Between Runslinux-4.15.tar.xzDeviation612182430Min: 0 / Avg: 3.86 / Max: 26

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