Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 6th Apr 2010 21:56 UTC, submitted by Stathis
BSD and Darwin derivatives DragonFly BSD 2.6.1 has been released. "There are numerous big-ticket features in this release as found in the release notes, plus a ton of stability and performance work."
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RE[4]: Coming along.
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Wed 7th Apr 2010 16:47 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Coming along."
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Yes, I would like more explanation about their differing approach to scalability and the potential benefits in a multi core environment over FreeBsd and Linux.

Something like this [forgive the technical mistakes I'm venturing into an area where i am not an expert]:

One of the features they mention is multiple processes working on a single file in a non blocking simultaneous manner.

One potential application of it would be something like Mysql's innodb table space. If it were previously blocked form simultaneous writes to the differing tables within, allowing multiple simultaneous writes to it could potentially speed things along.

Of course because the changes are at the os level, they couldn't be implemented in a portable manner, but lets say their was a special version just for dragonfly. Is there a driver for enterprise level flash PCI cards like io fusion? No .. well then the storage system on DragonFly is at a disadvantage and the technically inferior Linux/FreeBSD sequential write methodology could still beat the crap out of it due to the faster storage.

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