sysbench / fileio - Linux vs. FreeBSD
mj at feral.com
Sat Jun 5 16:55:12 UTC 2010
All of these tests have been apples vs. oranges for years.
The following seems to be true, though:
a) FreeBSD sequential write performance in UFS has always been less than
b) Linux sequential write performance in just about any filesystem has
always been "impressive". But that "impressive" has come at some not so
obvious costs. First of all, Linux is probably the most aggressive
cluster/write-behind OS I've even seen. You can suck down all available
memory with writebehind using dd. This means that some stats are
"impressive", and others are "painful". A desktop that becomes
completely unresponsive while you're doing this dd is one personal outcome.
Also, you have to be careful what you're asking for in comparing the two
platforms, or any platforms for that matter. What do you want to
optimize for? Apparent responsiveness as a desktop? A specific workload
(nfs, cifs) that completes N quatloos per fortnight?
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