Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 11th Mar 2008 10:05 UTC, submitted by Chezz
FreeBSD "Since the conclusion of the SMPng project, the focus of SMP development in FreeBSD has shifted from deploying locking infrastructure to careful profiling and optimization of kernel SMP strategies for increased performance on common workloads. FreeBSD 7.0 was the first release to benefit from this optimization work." The status of this work includes MySQL workload benchmarks and memory allocator performance in the new FreeBSD 8 branch. Also, here is a recent presentation showing FreeBSD compared to several other operating systems like NetBSD, DrangonFly, Solaris, and Linux.
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It would be nice...
by kaiwai on Tue 11th Mar 2008 12:06 UTC
kaiwai
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2005-07-06

I've gone to the FreeBSD.org; it would be nice if the updated their website. Their SMP page hasn't been updated since 02/25/2007 - I"m sure something has happened in 1 year!

I remember a while back FreeBSD core developers were complaining that they couldn't get enough programmers - and yet, when you look at their website, with the lack of regular updating, it screams, "there is no drive or passion in the project".

I know I'm going to get slammed for this, but lets face the reality of the situation, if a budding programmer is looking for a project to contribute to - are they going to contribute to a project that appears (through the lack of updating the website) on deaths door or look at a project where there is constant buzz, communication and drive to inform the public where the project is heading.

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