DragonFly kernel List (threaded) for 2004-07
Here are the benchmarks that evaluates FreeBSD 5.2, FreeBSD 4.9, DragonFly -current, NetBSD 1.6.2, Linux 2.4.25 and Linux 2.6.5 systems
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What is benchmarked?
This benchmark evaluates FreeBSD 5.2, FreeBSD 4.9, DragonFly -current,
NetBSD 1.6.2, Linux 2.4.25 and Linux 2.6.5 systems. Since "Linux" does
not represent a complete system, Gentoo 2004.0 (with the specified
kernels added) is used. Each of the kernels used have had no custom
optimizations turned on unless otherwise stated.
Benchmarking software was: bytebench 3.1, bonnie++ 1.93.03, ubench 0.3,
postgresql 7.4.1, apache 1.3.29 and php 4.3.4.
Why another benchmark?
This benchmark was conceived as an opportunity for me to get some "real
numbers" behind my choice of OS for development and deployment of a web
CMS (content management system). I've been a FreeBSD advocate in my
community for several years, but my justifications were based mostly on
"3rd party" evidence (various other benchmarks and articles, and
tracking the development mailing lists) and my subjective feelings that
the system is "more right" for the job (actually, most of the jobs :) ).
Now the opportunity has presented itself for me to do some relatively
extensive benchmarking and usage of various systems, and so add numbers
to my claims.
Even if I'm biased towards the BSD systems, I tried to make the
benchmarking protocol as fair as possible for all systems (as will be
apparent, I hope, from the rest of the article). The fact that I am
inclined to use FreeBSD doesn't imply that I have negative feelings
towards Linux-based systems, or that I'm not competent or comfortable
using it. My day-job is mostly systems administration, and these days
you have to be competent in many different systems.
Open this .PDF file to see the results: