On Thu, 2003-01-09 at 03:53, Sean Ellis wrote: > Hello freebsd-questions, > > I wonder if anyone has any comment on this web article. The results > of the benchmarking seem to portray FreeBSD in a less than > favourable light. > > http://www.samag.com/documents/s=1148/sam0107a/0107a.htm > > Please CC any replies as I am not currently subscribed.
Linux comes out the fastest because they do fun things like including support for http in the kernel. I have heard of a lot of problems with postfix on Linux because the filesystem doesn't journal properly so in the event of a crash all your mail is lost (postfix was told it was delivered, etc). Recent research into NFS I have done also suggests that Linux is much slower than FreeBSD due to the nature of network buffering. I would say that the benchmarks were performed on stock installs without optimizations (such as recompiling the kernel to take advantage of a P3 or better). Given the opportunity to tweak each setup, my guess is Linux and FreeBSD would be on top, with Windows ranking last (because it's not open source, you have less control - what you get is what Microsoft gave you). I'm not advocating any operating system above any other. I think people should determine what they want to do with their system, find out what platforms are capable of handling it, and perform their own benchmarks for their particular application. If only the authors of such articles, who really should know better, did the same thing. -- The information contained in this email is confidential. If you are not the intended recipient, you may not disclose or use the information in this email in any way. Dark Blue Sea does not guarantee the integrity of any emails or attached files. The views or opinions expressed are the author's own and may not reflect the views or opinions of Dark Blue Sea. Dark Blue Sea does not warrant that any attachments are free from viruses or other defects. You assume all liability for any loss, damage or other consequences which may arise from opening or using the attachments. To Unsubscribe: send mail to [EMAIL PROTECTED] with "unsubscribe freebsd-questions" in the body of the message