A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, [EMAIL PROTECTED] ("Balazs Wellisch") wrote: > Very interesting results. I'd like to command you on your honesty. > Having started out with the intentions of proving that FreeBSD is faster > than Linux only to find that the opposite is true must not have been > rewarding for you. However, these unexpected results serve only to > reinforce the integrity of your tests.
Well put. To see a result that the tester didn't really want to see/present does suggest good things about the tester's honesty. There was incentive to hide unfavorable results. What it still leaves quite open is just what happens when the OS has more than one disk drive or CPU to play with. It's not clear what happens in such cases, whether FreeBSD would catch up, or be "left further in the dust." The traditional "propaganda" has been that there are all sorts of reasons to expect PostgreSQL on FreeBSD to run a bit faster than on Linux; it is a bit unexpected for the opposite to seem true. -- output = reverse("gro.mca" "@" "enworbbc") http://www3.sympatico.ca/cbbrowne/sap.html "I am aware of the benefits of a micro kernel approach. However, the fact remains that Linux is here, and GNU isn't --- and people have been working on Hurd for a lot longer than Linus has been working on Linux." -- Ted T'so, 1992. ---------------------------(end of broadcast)--------------------------- TIP 9: the planner will ignore your desire to choose an index scan if your joining column's datatypes do not match