DragonFly users List (threaded) for 2005-02
Re: Backporting DFly patches to FreeBSD?
In a message dated 2/23/2005 1:44:11 PM Eastern Standard Time, Michel Talon <talon@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:
>> Whats interesting about this is that it DOES in some
>> ways relate to both FreeBSD and Dragonfly. Both are
>> sacrificing what may seem to be best for the current
>> world, in an effort to be better in the future world
>> of dual-core and MP domination.
>At present Linux is better than any BSD variant on multiprocs
>and even more on multiprocs with large number of processors. It is
>perhaps even better than Solaris. This is the unfortunate reality.
>Let us hope that both FreeBSD and Dragonflybsd will succeed
>in bridging the gap.
Be careful how you define "better". Linux often appears
to the naked eye as being "faster", but it has a habit
of doing so at the expense of things that others would
consider unacceptable. Linux drops packets quite often
at 60% usage, while 'BSDs never do. Linux gives you the
negatives of device pplling even when you aren't device
polling, making it unsuitable, IMO, for high-end
networking. But its pretty good for gaming I hear.