Unpacking The Linux Kernel

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

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

Project Site

kernel.org

Source Repository

github.com

Test Created

6 December 2010

Last Updated

21 August 2022

Test Maintainer

Michael Larabel 

Test Type

Disk

Average Install Time

2 Seconds

Average Run Time

2 Minutes

Accolades

200k+ 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-linux2010.122011.052011.102012.032012.082013.012013.062013.112014.042014.092015.022015.072015.122016.052016.102017.032017.082018.012018.062018.112019.042019.092020.022020.072020.122021.052021.102022.032022.082023.012023.062023.112024.0440K80K120K160K200K
* 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 updated weekly as of 8 June 2024.

Revision History

pts/unpack-linux-1.2.0   [View Source]   Sun, 21 Aug 2022 19:54:25 GMT
Update against Linux 5.19 package.

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 5.19

linux-5.19.tar.xz

OpenBenchmarking.org metrics for this test profile configuration based on 516 public results since 21 August 2022 with the latest data as of 7 June 2024.

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
> 5.4
71st
10
5.4 +/- 0.1
54th
4
6.7 +/- 0.6
Median
50th
7.0
43rd
16
7.5 +/- 0.3
43rd
15
7.5 +/- 0.9
36th
3
8.2 +/- 0.1
30th
6
9.1 +/- 0.1
28th
4
9.5 +/- 0.2
Low-Tier
25th
> 10.0
22nd
23
10.4
18th
15
11.0 +/- 0.9
16th
3
11.5 +/- 0.1
13th
3
12.3 +/- 0.5
13th
6
12.6 +/- 0.6
11th
3
13.1 +/- 0.1
3rd
3
34.1 +/- 0.4
OpenBenchmarking.orgDistribution Of Public Results - linux-5.19.tar.xz516 Results Range From 2 To 227 Seconds2173247627792107122137152167182197212227100200300400500

Based on OpenBenchmarking.org data, the selected test / test configuration (Unpacking The Linux Kernel 5.19 - linux-5.19.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-5.19.tar.xzRun-Time3691215Min: 1 / Avg: 1.6 / Max: 12

Based on public OpenBenchmarking.org results, the selected test / test configuration has an average standard deviation of 0.8%.

OpenBenchmarking.orgPercent, Fewer Is BetterAverage Deviation Between Runslinux-5.19.tar.xzDeviation3691215Min: 0 / Avg: 0.75 / Max: 9

Tested CPU Architectures

This benchmark has been successfully tested on the below mentioned architectures. The CPU architectures listed is where successful OpenBenchmarking.org result uploads occurred, namely for helping to determine if a given test is compatible with various alternative CPU architectures.

CPU Architecture
Kernel Identifier
Verified On
Intel / AMD x86 64-bit
x86_64
(Many Processors)
ARMv8 64-bit
aarch64
ARMv8 Cortex-A53 4-Core, ARMv8 Cortex-A55 4-Core, ARMv8 Cortex-A72 4-Core, ARMv8 Cortex-A73 2-Core, ARMv8 Cortex-A78E 6-Core, ARMv8 Neoverse-N1, Apple, Apple M1, Apple M2, Rockchip ARMv8 Cortex-A72 6-Core, Rockchip ARMv8 Cortex-A76 4-Core, Rockchip ARMv8 Cortex-A76 8-Core

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