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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RE: Benchmark
by sbergman27 on Fri 7th Mar 2008 09:17 UTC in reply to "Benchmark"
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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"
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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[3]: Benchmark
by sbergman27 on Fri 7th Mar 2008 11:10 in reply to "RE[2]: Benchmark"
sbergman27 Member since:
2005-07-24

Kris' benchmarks were up to date until FreeBSD 7 was released He cannot test for future releases!

But according to this, 2.6.22, released 8 months ago, also trashes FreeBSD 7.

If you u like to compare new stuff (like 2.6.25-rc4) then you must try FreeBSD 8

What is the planned release date of FreeBSD 8 again? I can't quite remember what the plan is on that. 2.6.25 is planned for sometime between April and June.

Edited 2008-03-07 11:24 UTC

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RE[2]: Benchmark
by Soulbender on Fri 7th Mar 2008 20:01 in reply to "RE: Benchmark"
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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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