Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 11th Mar 2008 10:05 UTC, submitted by Chezz
FreeBSD "Since the conclusion of the SMPng project, the focus of SMP development in FreeBSD has shifted from deploying locking infrastructure to careful profiling and optimization of kernel SMP strategies for increased performance on common workloads. FreeBSD 7.0 was the first release to benefit from this optimization work." The status of this work includes MySQL workload benchmarks and memory allocator performance in the new FreeBSD 8 branch. Also, here is a recent presentation showing FreeBSD compared to several other operating systems like NetBSD, DrangonFly, Solaris, and Linux.
Thread beginning with comment 304328
To view parent comment, click here.
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
RE[2]: It would be nice...
by kaiwai on Tue 11th Mar 2008 12:24 UTC in reply to "RE: It would be nice..."
Member since:

Most real programmers do not look at websites, it's something for the enduser at the desktop.

Even so; if they're not going to update it, why have it? A 'real programmer' is that the same thing as a 'real Scotsman Fallacy'? come on, if you're a programmer or an end user, the first point of contact is the website, if no one can be bothered communicating information to the public via their front, then why even take an interest in either using the product or contributing to it.

Reply Parent Score: 6

RE[3]: It would be nice...
by Oliver on Tue 11th Mar 2008 13:37 in reply to "RE[2]: It would be nice..."
Oliver Member since:

Sure it's to some degree nice for some people, but in the end it's superficiality.

Most professional work is done on the mailinglists.

Reply Parent Score: 3

RE[3]: It would be nice...
by marafaka on Wed 12th Mar 2008 12:55 in reply to "RE[2]: It would be nice..."
marafaka Member since:

Before there was web, there was email and there were man pages. Some of us completely forgot to jump the wagon.

Anyway, if you're offering a helping hand then welcome!

Reply Parent Score: 2

RE[3]: It would be nice...
by kkenn on Fri 14th Mar 2008 13:30 in reply to "RE[2]: It would be nice..."
kkenn Member since:

The web page says:

Project Status

[...] This web page is largely historical, and is not up-to-date with respect to the completion status of items in the task list, etc.

As for why this has not been updated: those of us who work on SMP are putting time into improving the code rather than the documentation. We'd be happy to work with someone who wants to improve the documentation, so please get in touch if you're interested.

Reply Parent Score: 1