Progress on scaling of FreeBSD on 8 CPU systems

Kris Kennaway kris at
Sun Feb 25 20:21:01 UTC 2007

On Sun, Feb 25, 2007 at 09:15:40PM +0100, Ivan Voras wrote:
> Kris Kennaway wrote:
> > 6.2 and 7.0 CVS sources (which are graphed on Jeff's blog and my
> > webpage linked there) are unlikely to differ much: as I said, filedesc
> > locking was key to fixing performance here.  I'm sure we'll be
> > promoting this improvement heavily when 7.0 enters release cycle, to
> > encourage people to consider upgrading.
> Sorry, I was very imprecise - I meant 6.2 vs 7-current+patches from that
> benchmark.

I'm saying that the 7.0-CVS sources, which are graphed, are unlikely
to differ significantly from 6.2-CVS, i.e. they do not show good
scaling on this benchmark because of the problems with filedesc
locking in CVS.


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