Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 26th Feb 2008 20:59 UTC, submitted by Oliver
FreeBSD "FreeBSD is back to its incredible performance and now can take advantage of multi-core/CPUs systems very well... So well that some benchmarks on both Intel and AMD systems showed release 7.0 being faster than Linux 2.6 when running PostreSQL or MySQL. Federico Biancuzzi interviewed two dozen developers to discuss all the cool details of FreeBSD 7.0: networking and SMP performance, SCTP support, the new IPSEC stack, virtualization, monitoring frameworks, ports, storage limits and a new journaling facility, what changed in the accounting file format, jemalloc(), ULE, and more."
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1 to 1 threading
by renox on Wed 27th Feb 2008 09:21 UTC
renox
Member since:
2005-07-06

Interesting: like Linux they went from "M to N" threading to "1 to 1" threading for the default library..

I wonder if there are benchmarks which compare the new malloc and the one in glibc..

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RE: 1 to 1 threading
by Oliver on Wed 27th Feb 2008 10:42 in reply to "1 to 1 threading"
Oliver Member since:
2006-07-15

Yes you should ask the Firefox devs, they are using FreeBSD malloc for Firefox 3, because of the better performance.

http://ventnorsblog.blogspot.com/2008/02/beta-3.html

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