Like our driver and other hardware comparisons at Phoronix, we will be introducing kernel performance comparisons with each new major release. We will be comparing the new kernel (or latest rc kernel) against the previous releases to see how the performance of these kernels compare in a variety of benchmarks and environments.

Our first article is expected next week with a performance look at the Linux 2.6.20-rc6 kernel.

We welcome any thoughts or suggestions on what you would like to see in these Linux kernel performance comparisons.