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Debian and its clones Debian developer Robert Millan talks about recent improvements with Debian GNU/kFreeBSD in the past few weeks.
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RE: Why FreeBSD kernel?
by pfgbsd on Fri 5th Aug 2011 18:05 UTC in reply to "Why FreeBSD kernel?"
pfgbsd
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2011-03-12

This is a serious question. These people are basically just taking everything we normally run on top of Linux and instead making it work on top of a FreeBSD kernel.

It seems to me that Linux tends to get a lot more developer attention than FreeBSD. It seems plausble, therefore, that Linux may be generally further ahead in terms of performance and other advancements.


I think you are wrong, FreeBSD does better in many things, but Phoronix did an independent analysis for the specific Debian kFreeBSD effort:

http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=debian_kfreebsd_...

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RE[2]: Why FreeBSD kernel?
by antik on Fri 5th Aug 2011 20:34 in reply to "RE: Why FreeBSD kernel?"
antik Member since:
2006-05-19

I always wonder, why every time Phoronix compares different Linux and FreeBSD versions that does not mach development cycle? If you compare current Linux then you should compare it to FreeBSD 9 development (now Beta1) not 8.something. And they always leave debugging on- of course FreeBSD will be slower.

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RE[3]: Why FreeBSD kernel?
by pfgbsd on Fri 5th Aug 2011 23:14 in reply to "RE[2]: Why FreeBSD kernel?"
pfgbsd Member since:
2011-03-12

I always wonder, why every time Phoronix compares different Linux and FreeBSD versions that does not mach development cycle? If you compare current Linux then you should compare it to FreeBSD 9 development (now Beta1) not 8.something. And they always leave debugging on- of course FreeBSD will be slower.


Not that Phoronix's tests actually show anything but ... check the date.

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