On Wed, 08 Jan 2003 12:19:20 -0500
Bill Moran <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:

> 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
> It looks like garbage to me.  He doesn't give enough information to
> reproduce his results, though I strongly suspect the FreeBSD box
> has softupdates disabled, and is therefore going to be slower.
> His writeup isn't even very good.  On the initial page he claims
> they tested with FreeBSD, but on sidebar #2 he claims they used
> OpenBSD.

the only tuning they did ("kernel tweaks for high performance" lol) was
upping kern.maxfiles and kern.maxfilesperproc... all one can argue
this shows is that out of the box freebsd 4.2 isn't configured for optimal
performance on these tests...


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