Questions on the scheduler
kris at FreeBSD.org
Sat Sep 29 10:24:48 PDT 2007
Abdullah Ibn Hamad Al-Marri wrote:
> On 9/29/07, Kris Kennaway <kris at freebsd.org> wrote:
>> Oliver Herold wrote:
>>> Are there any numbers or technical papers? Just out of curiosity.
>> I ran a mysql benchmark against Dragonfly-current and FreeBSD 7 on an
>> 8-core machine (one of the workloads that FreeBSD now performs very well
>> at) and found 0 scaling on dragonfly. Their developers confirmed that
>> the kernel is still entirely giant locked (as in FreeBSD 4) so no SMP
>> performance benefits are possible.
>> The email thread is here:
>> although the linked graph is offline. The FreeBSD curve was essentially
>> this one (FreeBSD has improved further since then):
>> with dragonfly a flat line at ~500 tps independent of load.
> How does NetBSD, and OpenBSD scale when it comes to SMP comparing to
> FreeBSD 7.0?
I was unable to boot NetBSD reliably on my hardware (the serial console
only worked about 1/8 of the time) and did not even bother with OpenBSD
because there is no reason to think they will be a contender for
One of the NetBSD developers recently posted a comparison on old
4*pentium 3 hardware, but their numbers are highly suspicious to me
since they are way out of line with what I have measured on similar
FreeBSD systems. I am waiting to hear back from him about it.
More information about the freebsd-questions