Benchmark (Phoronix): FreeBSD 9.0-RC2 vs. Oracle Linux 6.1 Server

Michael Ross gmx at
Thu Dec 15 11:19:10 UTC 2011

Am 15.12.2011, 11:55 Uhr, schrieb Michael Larabel  
<michael.larabel at>:

> On 12/15/2011 04:41 AM, Michael Ross wrote:
>> Am 15.12.2011, 11:10 Uhr, schrieb Michael Larabel  
>> <michael.larabel at>:
>>> On 12/15/2011 02:48 AM, Michael Ross wrote:
>>>> Anyway these tests were performed on different hardware, FWIW.
>>>> And with different filesystems, different compilers, different GUIs...
>>> No, the same hardware was used for each OS.
>> The picture under the heading "System Hardware / Software" does not  
>> reflect that.
>> Motherboard description differs, Chipset description for FreeBSD is  
>> empty.
> I was the on that carried out the testing and know that it was on the  
> same system.

No offense. I'm not doubting you.

But I didn't know this:

> All of the testing, including the system tables, is fully automated.  
> Under FreeBSD sometimes the parsing of some component strings isn't as  
> nice as Linux and other supported operating systems by the Phoronix Test  
> Suite. For the BSD motherboard string parsing it's grabbing  
> hw.vendor/hw.product from sysctl.

so maybe you can understand how I got my impression.
NVidia Audio and Realtek Audio.
Looks different to me :-)

> Is there a better place to read the motherboard DMI information from?

Following Steven Hartlands' suggestion,
 from one of my machines:

/usr/ports/sysutils/dmidecode/#sysctl -a | egrep "hw.vendor|hw.product"

/usr/ports/sysutils/dmidecode/#dmidecode -t 2
# dmidecode 2.11
SMBIOS 2.6 present.

Handle 0x0002, DMI type 2, 15 bytes
Base Board Information
         Manufacturer: FUJITSU
         Product Name: D2759
         Version: S26361-D2759-A13 WGS04 GS02
         Serial Number: 35838599
         Asset Tag: -
                 Board is a hosting board
                 Board is removable
         Location In Chassis: -
         Chassis Handle: 0x0003
         Type: Motherboard
         Contained Object Handles: 0

Nice. Didn't know about that.



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