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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dagw
Member since:
2005-07-06

Why - because lower quality is better?


*BSD and gentoo people keep trying to claim that compling from source on the machine that will run the binary is somehow 'better', yet I've never seen any solid argument as to why this should be so.

Therefore people like the sourcecode as base and compiling from sourcecode isn't anything alien to a UNIX or free UNIX derivative.


Compiling from source takes a lot of CPU cycles and memory. Doing so on a heavyly loaded server is generally a bad idea. Being able to update your server without having to crunch away for hours is probably something you want.

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Oliver Member since:
2006-07-15

Just add the applications via pkg_add, you don't have to compile it again and again. Servers tend to be not bleeding edge.

Furthermore using things like ccache helps a lot if you have to compile *something* from source (bug, security etc.). So nothing to worry about, there are a lot of big companies which are using FreeBSD (Yahoo etc.) and they do not whine all day long. Because they _know_ how to use FreeBSD!

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dagw Member since:
2005-07-06

I know how to use FreeBSD, I'm just pointing out that always compiling everything from source isn't that great a solution.

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