Performance 4.x vs. 6.x
danial_thom at yahoo.com
Sat Oct 14 20:13:45 UTC 2006
The fact that a processor has 2 cores doesn't
mean you have to use them, just like a MB with 2
sockets doesn't need both to be used. If the OS
is faster with 1 processor than 2, then you only
use one of the cores. The concept that you have
to fire up both of them just because they're
there is just stupid.
Freebsd 4.11 is dead because of a stupid decision
but people who thought that MP would have been
working 2 years ago. They continue to not be able
to promise any scalability in the foreseeable
future, so maybe they need to revisit the
"supporting" 4.11 only means making it work with
new devices, not porting everything back. The
only things necessary would be SATA and a bunch
of NICs. Most MBs work with 4.x so its not a big
--- NOC Prowip <tec at mega.net.br> wrote:
> On Saturday 14 October 2006 12:38, Mike Horwath
> > On Sat, Oct 14, 2006 at 11:13:24AM -0300, NOC
> Prowip wrote:
> > > Hi, I am hooking in here without any
> intention to fire things up but
> > > isn 't this discussion certainly useless?
> Not only 4.11 is gone but
> > > also i386 is practically marked to die out
> as well as UP systems
> > > are.
> > Wow, I hope not.
> only a matter of time I guess, next year we
> will have 64bit quad-cores and I
> am really not sure if anybody will build 32bit
> versions ever again
> > Unless you are separating out i386/i486 and
> are this dinos still serving somewhere?
> > Many people refer to i386 as all 32bit x86
> I would say this preference is mostly set by
> beeing afraid of migration (lots
> of things can come up when migrating a
> production server) or by lack of money
> to buy some nasty HW ...
> > > All platforms are going to be 64bits and
> memory of 4GB or more is
> > > not so rare anymore. Allmost all AM2 MBs
> support already 16MB. Even
> > > most professionals are not using SCSI
> anymore but Sata-II.
> > I disagree.
> I didn't say I agree but probably also only a
> matter of time for me
> > SATA (of any gen) still does not perform like
> SCSI. Let's just look
> > at spindle speed alone ignoring the other
> benefits of SCSI.
> I had no time to test it on a life webserver
> and probably can't do it so soon
> but I tell you that a 10K Raptor is faster then
> a 15K 320Mb SCSI when
> compiling world or untarring large files. Also
> NCQ is not reserved to SCSI
> anymore so when you see the price then it is
> becoming a valid option for
> small servers.
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