Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 6th Mar 2008 16:38 UTC, submitted by irbis
FreeBSD "The next major update of FreeBSD 7, due this December, is in the running to be one of the most impressive FreeBSD releases to date. The ULE scheduler has now reached maturity, leading to significant gains across the board (particularly in server workloads). This new scheduler brings notably impressive performance improvements to both MySQL and PostgreSQL. In the first section of this article, I'm going to take a look at what's new. In the second section, I will discuss what the future holds for FreeBSD beyond the upcoming FreeBSD 7.0 release, including screen shots of the revamped FreeBSD installer 'finstall'."
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Benchmark
by RJop on Thu 6th Mar 2008 16:47 UTC
RJop
Member since:
2007-01-08

Well... the review was a bit short but ok.

Here's YAB (Yet Another Benchmark):
http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/people/npiggin/sysbench/

Edited 2008-03-06 16:51 UTC

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RE: Benchmark
by Thom_Holwerda on Thu 6th Mar 2008 16:53 in reply to "Benchmark"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

Well... the review was a bit short but ok.


That's why I called it a preview in the headline ;) .

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RE[2]: Benchmark
by irbis on Thu 6th Mar 2008 17:56 in reply to "RE: Benchmark"
irbis Member since:
2005-07-08

That's why I called it a preview in the headline ;) .

But it is not a preview of FreeBSD 7.0, as 7.0 is already released. The title of the original article says Review, not Preview.

The article is a nice preview of the features in the upcoming releases after 7.0, however.

Edit: But it seems indeed that the original article is a bit late and should have been published earlier, already before 7.0 was released, and the text is a bit confusing therefore.

Edited 2008-03-06 18:12 UTC

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RE[2]: Benchmark
by sakeniwefu on Thu 6th Mar 2008 23:41 in reply to "RE: Benchmark"
sakeniwefu Member since:
2008-02-26

Well, your description is far better than most sites that turn up if you google "freebsd 7 review" including the site you linked to. "The next major update of FreeBSD 7, due this December","I’m certainly looking forward to the pending 7.0 release and beyond."
In other news, "Hitler invades Poland" 3/7/2008.

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RE: Benchmark
by Oliver on Thu 6th Mar 2008 19:37 in reply to "Benchmark"
Oliver Member since:
2006-07-15

>Linux kernel 2.6.25-rc4 was the Linux version tested

Maybe with the kernel release it will be even better, maybe it will be worse. Linux is always a developer snapshot since they abolished stable and developer kernels.

>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

--from the benchmark

But maybe there are heavy bugs in the .24 kernel?

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RE[2]: Benchmark
by Formel1Hund on Thu 6th Mar 2008 19:45 in reply to "RE: Benchmark"
Formel1Hund Member since:
2005-10-23

>Maybe with the kernel release it will be even better, maybe it will be worse. Linux is always a developer snapshot since they abolished stable and developer kernels.

Get a grib, 2.6.x.x is stable releases.

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RE: Benchmark
by Chezz on Fri 7th Mar 2008 05:35 in reply to "Benchmark"
Chezz Member since:
2005-07-11

Nobody has confirmed or verified this yet.

Kris' benchmarks were up to date until FreeBSD 7 was released ;) He cannot test for future releases! Oh one more thing If you u like to compare new stuff (like 2.6.25-rc4) then you must try FreeBSD 8 ;) So, let's not rush like Slashdotters by submitting "an update" as if Linux is going to die because of this.

Of course, such challenges between open source devs is always welcome, it will delivier better products. But if Piggin is just trying to kill the news about FreeBSD then he's just wrong. Jeff and Kris has been in contact with Linux devs and discussed these issues for the past year to improve and point out weaknesses. So, when someone just appears in one day to prove that Linux is l33t and better is just .....

Edited 2008-03-07 05:45 UTC

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RE: Benchmark
by sbergman27 on Fri 7th Mar 2008 09:17 in reply to "Benchmark"
sbergman27 Member since:
2005-07-24



Hmmm. That shows that Linux is really 33% faster than FreeBSD 7.0. But the FreeBSD press release said that FreeBSD 7.0 is 15% faster than the fastest Linux. I'm confused! ;-)

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RE[2]: Benchmark
by Chezz on Fri 7th Mar 2008 10:42 in reply to "RE: Benchmark"
Chezz Member since:
2005-07-11

Nobody has confirmed or verified this yet.

Kris' benchmarks were up to date until FreeBSD 7 was released He cannot test for future releases! Oh one more thing If you u like to compare new stuff (like 2.6.25-rc4) then you must try FreeBSD 8 So, let's not rush like Slashdotters by submitting "an update" as if Linux is going to die because of this.

Of course, such challenges between open source devs is always welcome, it will delivier better products. But if Piggin is just trying to kill the news about FreeBSD then he's just wrong. Jeff and Kris has been in contact with Linux devs and discussed these issues for the past year to improve and point out weaknesses. So, when someone just appears in one day to prove that Linux is l33t and better is just .....

some linux dude modded me down I am just reposting so others do not ask this question again.

Edited 2008-03-07 10:43 UTC

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RE[2]: Benchmark
by Soulbender on Fri 7th Mar 2008 20:01 in reply to "RE: Benchmark"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

Benchmarks are like a$$holes; everyone has one and your life will be better if you don't look at other's.

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