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 Chezz on Tue 11th Mar 2008 21:15 UTC in reply to "please.."
Chezz
Member since:
2005-07-11

For people like you it is not worth it and it's all about fame. But for caring linux devs it was something else. FreeBSD devs have been pointing out weakness left and right in the linux kernel performance and without them God knows when linux devs would have discovered these bottle necks! Consequently, hard working linux devs patched them and improved these points. So, move along.

For all the people who pointed Nick Npiggin website.
Here is a quote from his website

In other words, I can't say definitively that Linux is faster than FreeBSD. My primary interest is to see that Linux's performance problems on this workload are under control. Questions or suggestions are welcome.


Now let's see Nick's Benchmarks on FreeBSD 8-CURRENT since he is benchmarking with an "unstable" linux rc.

[EDIT]
And for the record after reading a few posts. It seems to me (as always) that most of these Linux zealots are pretty childish. "Oh who said so, my car is faster than yours!", "Oh you got your fame! Now look how I beat you." Check out http://jeffr-tech.livejournal.com/18706.html Jeff's friendly posts regarding the benchmarks! This is the FreeBSD community manners!

Not RTFM and sucking on lolly pops zealots.

Edited 2008-03-11 21:24 UTC

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RE[2]: please..
by sbergman27 on Tue 11th Mar 2008 21:41 in reply to "RE: please.."
sbergman27 Member since:
2005-07-24

For all the people who pointed Nick Npiggin website.
Here is a quote from his website


Now let's see Nick's Benchmarks on FreeBSD 8-CURRENT since he is benchmarking with an "unstable" linux rc.


While you were quoting Nick, why did you not quote this:

"""
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 -- 2.6.25-rc4 is simply what I have installed on the machine)
"""

Or, we could just wait until next month when 2.6.25-final is released. Why should we test a FreeBSD kernel version which might not be ready for years? And, of course, Nick also included the rather old 2.6.22 kernel from last July, and it beat FreeBSD 7.0, as well.

But don't you think the whole back and forth in this thread is kind of silly? I'm happy that both Linux and FreeBSD are doing well. And I'm glad we got a nice glibc bug fix out of all this.

My only annoyance has been the way the FreeBSD folks have paraded Kris' benchmarks around ad nauseam for the past couple of months.

Edited 2008-03-11 21:42 UTC

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RE[3]: please..
by indiocolifa on Wed 12th Mar 2008 00:25 in reply to "RE[2]: please.."
indiocolifa Member since:
2006-06-20

I'm just happy with the performance improvements of FreeBSD, as a user of it. If Linux is faster or better at some workload, well, let's use it as a good measure and try to achieve better performance.

This competition is GOOD for both projects. FreeBSD 5.x-6.x stablished a rock solid base for the future.

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RE[3]: please..
by Chezz on Wed 12th Mar 2008 02:47 in reply to "RE[2]: please.."
Chezz Member since:
2005-07-11


While you were quoting Nick, why did you not quote this:

"""
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 -- 2.6.25-rc4 is simply what I have installed on the machine)
"""


I do not need to quote it. Cuz It does not server any purpose in my argument nor it does mean anything. FreeBSD 8-CURRENT branch is active and can be used for benchmarks if you like. If it's going to be a future release then once it is released compare it with its equivalent FreeBSD dev.

Regarding 2.6.22, you had a similar post in the previous thread. I replied to you here http://osnews.com/thread?303772 there is no need to repeat it again because there are several benchmarks on 2.6.22 which show different results.

My only annoyance has been the way the FreeBSD folks have paraded Kris' benchmarks around ad nauseam for the past couple of months.


No need to be annoyed ;) All FreeBSD devs have worked hard to bring FreeBSD back on top. In order to let the world hear it, such presentations and benchmarks are needed and justified. He has all the raw data as well as the hardware so If you think he is not telling the truth then you might want to ask the linux devs who worked with him to withdraw their patches from the linux kernel tree to see the effecth of his constructive and friendly criticism.

Edited 2008-03-12 02:51 UTC

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