FreeBSD 7.1 BETA 2 vs Opensolaris vs Ubuntu performance

Adrian Chadd adrian at
Tue Nov 25 09:30:31 PST 2008

2% may not sound like a lot but it starts becoming measurable savings
when the number of boxes involved is ${LARGE}.



2008/11/24 Mike Tancsa <mike at>:
> At 03:28 PM 11/24/2008, Steven Hartland wrote:
>> Was interesting until I saw this:-
>> "However, it's important to reiterate that all three operating systems
>> were left in their stock configurations and that no additional tweaking had
>> occurred."
> They all seem to be fairly close in the majority of tests.
> In the conclusion they write, "In our LAME MP3 encoding test, Ubuntu 8.10
> was the fastest followed by FreeBSD 7.1".... One needs to consider, the
> difference was 2%... Thats hardly anything to get excited about, especially
> if that difference can be accounted for by how much priority the scheduler
> gives to a userland app vs what the system is doing etc....
> Also, it would have been interesting to see more multithreaded work loads.
>  A lot of the apps they tested seemed to be single threaded, doing one job.
>        ---Mike
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