FReebsd 5.0 network performance problem

Eric Anderson anderson at
Tue May 6 05:59:39 PDT 2003

Sean Chittenden wrote:
> Don't use 5.0 for production.  If you are going to put anything in
> production, use a _very_ recent -CURRENT.  Even then, 5.0 isn't as
> fast as the -STABLE series at the moment because it's still in an
> awkward transition between locking via giant and fine grain locking.
> If you'd like to help figure out performance problems for -CURRENT
> however, have you tried running any kernel profiling to see where the
> kernel is spending it's cycles?  -sc

What's the appropraite way to run kernel profiling, and how do you 
read/pull out the results?


Eric Anderson	   Systems Administrator      Centaur Technology
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