Weird performances: -CURRENT vs 5.2.1
mike at sentex.net
Wed Aug 18 14:01:31 PDT 2004
At 04:50 PM 18/08/2004, Kris Kennaway wrote:
>On Wed, Aug 18, 2004 at 10:05:30PM +0200, Marc Fonvieille wrote:
> > Hello,
> > Since I installed a recent -CURRENT (from 16/08) on my laptop, I noted
> > a big difference during "make clean" in a port directory.
> > With 5.2.1, the make clean operation is transparent, I mean I don't
> > notice any difference on system load or user interactivity. With
> > -CURRENT, I see some little freezes, xmms skips etc. and a large swap is
> > used...
>Did you read the big note at the head of UPDATING?
As someone who is also going to start testing the waters with
RELENG_5 on some non critical production servers (e.g. one of n spam and av
scanning machines), I take it you mean,
NOTE TO PEOPLE WHO THINK THAT FreeBSD 5.x IS SLOW:
FreeBSD 5.x has many debugging features turned on, in
both the kernel and userland. These features attempt to detect
incorrect use of system primitives, and encourage loud failure
through extra sanity checking and fail stop semantics. They
also substantially impact system performance. If you want to
do performance measurement, benchmarking, and optimization,
you'll want to turn them off. This includes various WITNESS-
related kernel options, INVARIANTS, malloc debugging flags
in userland, and various verbose features in the kernel. Many
developers choose to disable these features on build machines
to maximize performance.
Are there more details somewhere as to what exactly to turn off and tweak ?
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