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.
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RE: please..
by Oliver on Tue 11th Mar 2008 17:56 UTC in reply to "please.."
Oliver
Member since:
2006-07-15

>but when was the last time some Linux kernel developer came out and posted a benchmark where FreeBSD didn't do so well?

Oh I forgot something? There is at least always a developer of Linux who spreads FUD about other operating systems. But in the end I wouldn't post a benchmark at all being a Linux developer, because we could actually see the real 'performance'.

There:

http://www.linux.com/articles/45571

or there too:

'I claim that Mach people (and apparently FreeBSD) are incompetent idiots. '

http://www.uwsg.indiana.edu/hypermail/linux/kernel/0604.2/1219.html

So please stop the FUD if something like Linux is actually made by childish developers. You will _not_ find such an infancy in *BSD!

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RE[2]: please..
by adkk on Tue 11th Mar 2008 18:09 in reply to "RE: please.."
adkk Member since:
2007-07-11

There:

http://www.linux.com/articles/45571

Oh well.. I don't see him spreading FUD in there. He clearly says that he doesn't know *BSD and that he thinks those discussions are pointless..

Some examples:

Torvalds: I really don't much like the comparisons. In many ways they aren't even valid, since "better" always ends up depending on "for what?" and "according to what criteria?".

NF: If the BSDs were better technically five years ago, has the playing field leveled since then?

Torvalds: I don't think they were better five years ago (see above), and I don't think the question really makes sense.

NF: Are there parts of BSD today that you would like to see adopted in the kernel?

Torvalds: I certainly don't have any specifics, but that's not saying that I'd be against it. It just means that I don't know anything about BSD technical internals, so I'm the wrong person to ask. Ask somebody who uses both.

I think Linus answers are pretty good actually..

'I claim that Mach people (and apparently FreeBSD) are incompetent idiots. '

Well.. don't put too much into it. He said apparently not certainly ;)

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RE[3]: please..
by Weeman on Tue 11th Mar 2008 18:31 in reply to "RE[2]: please.."
Weeman Member since:
2006-03-20

Oh well.. I don't see him spreading FUD in there. He clearly says that he doesn't know *BSD and that he thinks those discussions are pointless..

Maybe he didn't exactly FUD, still went ranting on how BSD is crap (the usual shtick: he doesn't like it, ergo it's shit), just to finally admit that he actually doesn't have a clue about it.

Thanks, but I don't want to like that guy or take him serious.

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