FreeBSD 5.3 MySQL Performance

Matt Olander matt at
Wed Feb 9 17:07:52 PST 2005

On Wed, Feb 09, 2005 at 07:58:56PM -0500, Alec Berryman wrote:
> > Also, does anybody have any FreeBSD 5.3/MySQL benchmarks? I searched
> > the mailing lists but didn't turn up anything.
> There was an article posted to Newsforge today about benchmarking
> MySQL on different operating systems.

oh! thanks...but according to this article, Linux outperformed FreeBSD
in every metric shown :-(

is that accurate?

> > The customer is looking for some kind of validation that he'll be
> > safe running his database on FreeBSD.
> I don't usually look at benchmarks when wondering if my databases are
> 'safe'.

Perhaps you misunderstood or I fired that email off to quickly. In
addition to benchmarks, he's also looking for anything to show that
he won't be a pioneer in using large MySQL databases on FreeBSD.

In other words, I'd love to point this customer to FreeBSD if it makes
sense for them. any help appreciated!


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