Phoronix Test Suite 2.8 Is Codenamed Torsken
Phoronix: Phoronix Test Suite 2.8 Is Codenamed Torsken
It's been about a month since releasing Phoronix Test Suite 2.6 (codenamed "Lyngen"), so now it's time to shed some details about the next major release...
That's officially the most ridiculous software codename yet.
It also means 'The cod'. Torsk is also an idiot
In Swedish, "torsk" or "torsken" is used in:
i) the fish cod
ii) a fungal infection (ie a common tongue infection in breast-feeding infants)
iii) the verb "torska" is sport slang for losing
iv) some loser who buys sex from prostitutes
So I look forward to recommend this particular version to friends with benchmarking needs. As a tar ball, of course
Isn't it also a city in Norway, like the previous code names ?
Sounds like the name works better in Norway than it does in Sweden
Well, in that case Torsken and Git fit well with each other!
The whole Norwegian placename thing is quirky and cute and all but it could really do with a name vote-off like Fedora. There are plenty of places with ridiculous names here.. Including but not limited to Hell. So, yeah.
Feature Request: 2D Benchmarks that are not useless!
Maybe I'm just having a bad day, but we are all used to Benchmark-Reviews on Phoronix by now, that more or less just state "faster in test X" "slower in test Y", and no real investigation about the whys.
Ok, but if the tests themselves are probably meaningless, it really starts to get annoying.
This says it all: "In some of the 2D synthetic tests there is actually a drop in performance compared to AMD's older 2D Linux acceleration code, but overall from using this new 2D acceleration architecture in the real-world it seems and feels faster, which is a sentiment shared by many of those using this new 2D acceleration architecture once upgrading their Catalyst driver."
[/Rant] ...But it had to be said