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

Brooks Davis brooks at one-eyed-alien.net
Thu May 20 11:05:35 PDT 2004

On Thu, May 20, 2004 at 10:39:01AM -0700, mike wrote:
> i don't know if this is any idea - but why isnt something like
> linuxthreads ported to amd64? i would think with the 64-bit architecture,
> it could be even better than the i386 version.
> again, i am threading-retarded, so if getting linuxthreads working on
> freebsd 5.x on AMD64 is "not appropriate" because freebsd 5.x is supposed
> to have it's own better threading library now, then just ignore me; but it
> seems like linuxthreads has always been the fastest implementation on
> freebsd. i'd be willing to put $$ towards accelerating the effort to get
> mysql performance on freebsd 5.x AMD64 better. i don't know what the best
> setup is, but whatever needs to be done and a way to patch/reproduce it.

With libpthread and libthr, the linuxthreads port should be redundent.

-- Brooks

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