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, 54 Seconds

Accolades

150k+ Downloads + 10k+ Public Benchmark Results

Supported Platforms


Public Result UploadsTest Completions*Reported Installs*OpenBenchmarking.orgEventsUnpacking The Linux Kernel Popularity Statisticspts/unpack-linux2011.042011.082011.122012.042012.082012.122013.042013.082013.122014.042014.082014.122015.042015.082015.122016.042016.082016.122017.042017.082017.122018.042018.082018.122019.042019.082019.122020.042020.082020.122021.0420K40K60K80K100K
* 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.
Data current as of Mon, 19 Apr 2021 02:45:46 GMT.

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 1,982 public results since 7 February 2018 with the latest data as of 7 April 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
# Matching Public Results
Seconds (Average)
Mid-Tier
75th
> 7
57th
9
9 +/- 1
Median
50th
10
48th
5
10 +/- 1
Low-Tier
25th
> 35
13th
358
265 +/- 19
OpenBenchmarking.orgDistribution Of Public Results - linux-4.15.tar.xz1982 Results Range From 3 To 2059 Seconds3489313818322827331836340845349854358863367872376881385890394899310381083112811731218126313081353139814431488153315781623166817131758180318481893193819832028207330060090012001500

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-Time48121620Min: 1 / Avg: 1.7 / Max: 17

Based on public OpenBenchmarking.org results, the selected test / test configuration has an average standard deviation of 4.2%.

OpenBenchmarking.orgPercent, Fewer Is BetterAverage Deviation Between Runslinux-4.15.tar.xzDeviation612182430Min: 0 / Avg: 4.17 / Max: 25

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