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

Arnaud Lacombe lacombar at
Thu Jan 5 19:30:05 UTC 2012


On Fri, Dec 16, 2011 at 12:16 PM,  <matthew at> wrote:
> Thanks.
> My request for the person documenting the tunings also runs the benchmark to
> ensure expected behaviour.
Why should you have to tune anything ? Did you tune the Oracle Server
install ? If not, you should not have to tune the FreeBSD install,
that wouldn't be fair. If you tune FreeBSD, you should tune the Oracle
Server install too. It is pretty easy to win at least 30% in
performance for certain workload by choosing the right kernel

 - Arnaud

> The installation, execution and comparison against the benchmarks in the
> article is fairly simple.
> Note that some tuning may not be relevant or recommended (ie: some of the fs
> benchmarks are sensitive to barriers and other synchronous operations).  I'd
> recommend bowing out of a benchmark with a 'we're going to be slower since
> the default configuration is this way for the following reason' if this is
> the case.
> Thanks 'someone'.
> Matthew
>  Dec 16, 2011 8:46 AM, Adrian Chadd <adrian at> wrote:
> Can someone please write up a nice, concise blog post somewhere
> outlining all of this?
> Extra bonus points if it's a blog that is picked up by
> and/or some of the other BSD sites.
> Guys/girls/fuzzy things - this is 2011; people look at shiny blog
> sites with graphs rather than mailing lists. Sorry, we lost that
> battle. :)
> Adrian
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