Wojciech Puchar wrote:
but just run 100 different things and check how responsive machine is.My experience is of dealing with servers where each machine typically hasa small number of important applications -- frequently only /one/ applicationso why you need unix at all? :)
At the risk of belabouring the obvious: i) I like the price. Free. ii) I like the operating environment -- CLIs aren't to everyone's taste, but I find they give me the freedom to do what I want without having to jump through a whole lot of hoops. iii) I like the efficiency of the OS -- you get that much more performanceout of every machine it's like having additional servers for free.
try as simple and stupid thing under load cat /dev/zero >somefile (on big partition) on 6.* and 7.* and compare both cases. :)
I thought you were pillorying synthetic benchmarks upthread? Filling up a partition with a file of zeros is pretty unlikely as a real-world task. I wouldn't be too disappointed if that didn't run as fast as it possibly could, although I would be distinctly peeved if doing that on a loaded server took up more of the system resources than it had any right or justification to do, to the detriment of anything else running on that machine. Cheers, Matthew -- Dr Matthew J Seaman MA, D.Phil. 7 Priory Courtyard Flat 3 PGP: http://www.infracaninophile.co.uk/pgpkey Ramsgate Kent, CT11 9PW
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