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Dave Mitchell
July 19, 2013 22:44
Re: [perl.git] branch blead, updated. v5.19.0-497-g1ebabb4
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On Mon, Jul 15, 2013 at 09:19:17AM -0400, George Greer wrote:
> At least on my machine (Core i7-920 2.67GHz, 4core/8thread,
> Nehalem), the benchmark probably fails when the CPU adjusts its
> frequency.  Normally it runs at 2675MHz but sometimes the
> Test::Smoke CPU identification lists it as 1600MHz, which could be
> due to either heat throttling or sleep states.
> If you have a laptop you might be able to reproduce the effect by
> pulling out the power cable and making it run on battery for the
> last half of the test, which should throttle the CPU down lower.
> Not that the test could likely compensate for what the CPU/OS is up
> to there.

I've now removed the test with commit

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