Benchmark: NetBSD 2.0 beats FreeBSD 5.3 in server performance

Mike Jakubik mikej at
Thu Jan 6 05:23:35 PST 2005

Jesper Louis Andersen said:

> I disagree that the original post is entirely FUD. While the conclusion
is subjective, fact is that at the particular mix of microbenchmarks
shows NetBSD faster than FreeBSD. I am wondering if that is the price
you pay on single-cpu boxes to gain speed at the SMP boxes. And if this
is true the question becomes if fine-grained locking is worth the
implementation time when most computers are still single-cpu (Yes, I
know this can change rapidly with the newer CPU types).

It will change. Both AMD and Intel will be releasing dual core CPUs this
year. This seems to be the future for most CPUs.

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