On Wed, Mar 29, 2006 at 08:48:07PM +0100, Chris wrote: > Well without a doubt 4.x is the fastest and most stable freebsd out of > the 3. The comment earlier where it just runs and runs is a good way > of describing it.
6.x is faster at filesystem performance and other tasks. > 5.x had a big performance hit and 6.x is noticeably faster but I have > been experiencing weird lockups with 6.x and have reverted all but one > of my servers back to 5.4 that were running 6.0 and they became stable > again, we have one server running 6.1 prerelease which is more stable > then 6.0 so I would rate 6.0 as a poor release, sorry but it only is > stable under low load on every server I tried it on. Sorry to hear that, can you point me to the PRs you filed so I can take a look? > Kris and others > have you been testing 6.0 in server environments with things such as > ddos attacks and thousands of concurrent connections, sustained heavy > traffic ongoing for days etc, these type of things have caused 6.0 to > just die on me. Yes, and so have companies like Yahoo! who are so pleased with 6.x that they are deploying it company-wide. Kris
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