Benchmark: NetBSD 2.0 [allegedly] beats FreeBSD 5.3 in server performance

stheg olloydson stheg_olloydson at
Thu Jan 6 09:41:26 PST 2005

it was said by Phil Brennan:

>What about the context switch time? Are there any plans to improve
>this, and also to reduce the number of context switches needed?


See Robert Watson's reply to this thread. An unfortunate number of
problems exist in threading and scheduling. Most are well-understood
and are being worked on and 5.4 should see measurable improvement.
Personally, I am more concerned with network and scheduler perfomance.
I know the former is being addressed, but I don't hear anything about
how work on SCHED_ULE is progressing.



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