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[2]: Benchmark
by Chezz on Fri 7th Mar 2008 10:42 UTC 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[4]: Benchmark
by Chezz on Fri 7th Mar 2008 12:01 in reply to "RE[3]: Benchmark"
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2005-07-11


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


According to Who? what trashes what? what you talking about?
http://people.freebsd.org/%7Ekris/scaling/os-mysql.png
Btw the image timestamp is 2007-Nov-19




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.


You do not have to wait for it. Just csup HEAD and volla you will get 8 with increased performance ;)

All I am trying to say that the slides clearly indicated what version and release they were comparing to. And obviously these were the current versions of linux at that time and linux devs are aware of it and they improved so many things after that. Now all of a sudden Piggin wakes up and tries 2.6.25-rc4 to tell us that the new merged patches improved the performance of linux after all? What is this highschool? or what I got bigger muscles that yours typa thing? Why can't you just admit that FreeBSD devs worked hard for the past 5 years to get this done and deserve it? Not oh see see see I got better results now then "LATEST NEWS UPDATE ON SLASHDOT" by an anonymous submitter! FreeBSD performance does not even come close to 2.6.25-rc4.


If you want to compare stuff that is not released then perhaps you have to be fair and use freebsd 8 (the latest in the tree)

Edited 2008-03-07 12:06 UTC

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