threads and performances

Petri Helenius pete at
Thu May 22 05:25:58 PDT 2003

I can confirm that mysql4.0 with linuxthreads works well and reliably 
even on SMP machines.


patpro wrote:

> Hello,
> I use MySQL on several machines running freeBSD, and I was quite 
> surprised to read this :
>     (and
> here is the summary of the article :
>     MySQL now runs very well on FreeBSD. I'm no longer steering people
>     toward Linux. There are two important things you should do to make
>     the FreeBSD/MySQL combo work well: (1) build MySQL with LinuxThreads
>     rather than FreeBSD's native threads, and (2) use MySQL 4.x or newer.
>     For more details, keep reading.
> Is this guy more or less wrong in his explanations about threads ? (I 
> was said so)
> As I know nothing about threads, but I noticed a similar behavior on 
> MacOSX, and MySQL performances are as bad on FreeBSD as on MacOSX, 
> compared to linux.
> any explanation/confirmation/correction greatly appreciated.
> patpro
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