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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'experimental' ZFS support
by Laurence on Wed 12th Mar 2008 14:36 UTC
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Any news on how good this 'experimental' support is?

I'm hoping to run a home server runing FreeBSD and ZFS - i just want to know that my data will be safe (ignoring, for the moment, the obvious need to back up data)

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