Why is MySQL nearly twice as fast on Linux/AMD64 Vs. FreeBSD/AMD64?

Willem Jan Withagen wjw at withagen.nl
Tue May 18 16:50:55 PDT 2004

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "JG" <amd64list at jpgsworld.com>
> Well, I've finally got some initial benchmarks here...
> I plan to do many more and encourage anyone who wants to see FreeBSD 
> perform better
> in these benchmarks to give me tips or suggestions to help boost performance.

Well you do not mention if you've diabled WITNESS and INVARIANT stuff.
'cause if you want to benchmark, that is what makes a big difference.

Look at the graphs I made for some simple NFS benchmarking at:


where especially the reading blocks makes a big difference.
Even more so, when the data is still in memory.


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