Performance 4.x vs. 6.x (was: e: [fbsd] HEADS UP: FreeBSD 5.3, 5.4, 6.0 EoLs coming soon)

Vlad GALU dudu at
Thu Oct 12 16:36:29 UTC 2006

On 10/12/06, Dan Lukes <dan at> wrote:
> Danial Thom wrote:
> > The right thing to do is to port the SATA support
> > and new NIC support back to 4.x and support both.
> > 4.x is far superior on a Uniprocessor system and
> > FreeBSD-5+ may be an entire re-write away from
> > ever being any good at MP. Come to terms with it,
> > PLEASE, because it is the case and saying
> > otherwise won't change it.
>         Despite I'm initiator of this way of discussion (in security list), I
> can't agree with you. No way.
>         You are not allowed to tell to someone working as volunteer several
> months on something that the best way is rollback all work and start
> from scratch. Despite of your complaints are competent or not. You
> totally miss the right time for this type of complain. It's too late now.
>         6.x is not crap in any way. It has some problem, even after many months
> of development, but it can be resolved if volunteers decide to use it's
> power to polish previously implemented code. Current 6.x is better in
> many parameters than 4.x. Well, some important parameters are worse, but
> correct decision is improve them, not rollback all work.
>         I voted against premature EOLing of 4.x, but returning to FreeBSD 4.x
> is not acceptable way in any way - at least because it's the DragonBSD's
> nest now.
>                                                 Dan

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