[Python-Dev] Python Benchmarks

M.-A. Lemburg mal at egenix.com
Tue Jun 6 16:59:43 CEST 2006

Fredrik Lundh wrote:
> M.-A. Lemburg wrote:
>> I just had an idea: if we could get each test to run
>> inside a single time slice assigned by the OS scheduler,
>> then we could benefit from the better resolution of the
>> hardware timers while still keeping the noise to a
>> minimum.
>> I suppose this could be achieved by:
>> * making sure that each tests needs less than 10ms to run
> iirc, very recent linux kernels have a 1 millisecond tick.  so does 
> alphas, and probably some other platforms.

Indeed, that's also what the microbench.py example that I posted

And of, course, you have to call time.sleep() *before* running
the test (which microbench.py does).

Marc-Andre Lemburg

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