qsort can be made to perform reasonably well providing you try to cache
colour the objects you sort and try to use prefetches a bit.
> I wonder how eg. merge sort would perform ...
Generally better but thats seperate to the VM issues.
> One thing which could make 2.4.10 faster for this single case
> is the fact that it doesn't keep any page aging info, so IO
> clustering won't be confused by the process accessing its
> pages ;)
I don't think that is too unusual a case. If the smarter vm is making poorer
I/O clustering decisions it wants investigating
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