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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RE: It would be nice...
by sonic2000gr on Tue 11th Mar 2008 16:12 UTC in reply to "It would be nice..."
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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".

This is not true. There is enough drive and passion in the project. A quick look at what was accomplished with 7.0-RELEASE is proof enough.

The website: It is rebuilt daily. Obviously, not all sections are updated very regularly. Keep in mind that a lot of the more technical stuff needs to be written by the people who understand them better: the coders. They are probably just hacking away now ;)

Documentation of FreeBSD tends to be of the best kind around, compared to any OS, commercial or not. Have a look at the articles, the handbook etc. These are in constant development and a lot of people are helping. Follow the mailing lists like -questions and -doc for a while and you will see what I mean.

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