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[2]: please..
by sbergman27 on Tue 11th Mar 2008 21:41 UTC in reply to "RE: please.."
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For all the people who pointed Nick Npiggin website.
Here is a quote from his website

Now let's see Nick's Benchmarks on FreeBSD 8-CURRENT since he is benchmarking with an "unstable" linux rc.

While you were quoting Nick, why did you not quote this:

The Linux kernel used is not a "stable release" whereas FreeBSD is (although I'm not aware of any significant performance improvements over the 2.6.24 kernel -- 2.6.25-rc4 is simply what I have installed on the machine)

Or, we could just wait until next month when 2.6.25-final is released. Why should we test a FreeBSD kernel version which might not be ready for years? And, of course, Nick also included the rather old 2.6.22 kernel from last July, and it beat FreeBSD 7.0, as well.

But don't you think the whole back and forth in this thread is kind of silly? I'm happy that both Linux and FreeBSD are doing well. And I'm glad we got a nice glibc bug fix out of all this.

My only annoyance has been the way the FreeBSD folks have paraded Kris' benchmarks around ad nauseam for the past couple of months.

Edited 2008-03-11 21:42 UTC

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