Linked by Jordan Spencer Cunningham on Mon 28th Sep 2009 18:21 UTC, submitted by Michael
Benchmarks Phoronix was kind enough to add a deliciously lengthy nine-page compare and contrast between FreeBSD 8 and Ubuntu 9.10 to their arsenal of articles. "Canonical will be releasing Ubuntu 9.10 at the end of next month while the final release of FreeBSD 8.0 is also expected within the next few weeks. With these two popular free software operating systems both having major updates coming out at around the same time, we decided it warranted some early benchmarking as we see how the FreeBSD 8.0 and Ubuntu 9.10 performance compares. For looking more at the FreeBSD performance we also have included test results from FreeBSD 7.2, the current stable release. In this article are mostly the server and workstation oriented benchmarks with the testing being carried out on a dual AMD Opteron quad-core workstation."
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RE[7]: Pointless comparisson
by Melicerte on Tue 29th Sep 2009 10:46 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Pointless comparisson"
Melicerte
Member since:
2006-08-29

"Funny, I always had the exact opposite impression (Linux = BAD). Not only was the comparison pointless....

Your comment was pointless because you added nothing whatsoever to the discussion. [...]
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Well, I disagree with you. I also have the feeling the the comparison is pointless actually. And that's IMO, adding something to the discussion.

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RE[8]: Pointless comparisson
by segedunum on Tue 29th Sep 2009 11:43 in reply to "RE[7]: Pointless comparisson"
segedunum Member since:
2005-07-06

Well, I disagree with you. I also have the feeling the the comparison is pointless actually.

We're still not furthering the point made by the OP about SMP. :-)

Historically, yes, Linux's SMP performance has been better than FreeBSD', largely because it has supported it for longer. I don't have a [meaningful] benchmark to hand, but there was one kicking around here several years ago which is probably why I can't find it now. However, the situation today has improved quite a bit:

http://lwn.net/Articles/271196/

Largely thanks to Linux retrofitting CFS in at the time, competition from NetBSD with FreeBSD:

http://bsd.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=05/01/07/0323212

and specific improvements to FreeBSD regarding SMP. The situation with FreeBSD has certainly changed quite a bit from this:

http://jeremy.zawodny.com/blog/archives/000203.html

They always seem to be based on MySQL.

So, the impression the OP had about Linux and FreeBSD SMP was correct, at one time, but not any longer it seems.

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RE[9]: Pointless comparisson
by strcpy on Tue 29th Sep 2009 18:05 in reply to "RE[8]: Pointless comparisson"
strcpy Member since:
2009-05-20

So to justify your meaningful comments, you add links to two Slashdot articles and an article on Linux weekly news.

Man, you surely know how to contribute.

But what a heck, it is all about perception.

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