Linked by snydeq on Tue 8th Nov 2011 01:29 UTC
BSD and Darwin derivatives Deep End's Paul Venezia wonders why more folks aren't using FreeBSD on the desktop. 'There used to be a saying -- at least I've said it many times -- that my workstations run Linux, my servers run FreeBSD. Sure, it's quicker to build a Linux box, do a "yum install x y z" and toss it out into the wild as a fully functional server, but the extra time required to really get a FreeBSD box tuned will come back in spades through performance and stability metrics. You'll get more out of the hardware, be that virtual or physical, than you will on a generic Linux binary installation.'
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RE[3]: I agree, 10 years ago.
by edogawaconan on Tue 8th Nov 2011 04:05 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: I agree, 10 years ago."
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ZFS is hacked together in BSD, just like it is on Linux.


Tell me when ZFS got in Linux source tree.

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Apparently (from others postings) ZFS is stable in BSD. I wasn't aware of that. In Linux, I think you have to run it through user space, which puts a big hit on performance. Nothing wrong with ZFS, I just wonder where its going. Oracle doesn't seem to be real forthcoming with Solaris technologies.

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