FreeBSD vs Ubuntu - Discuss...

Kip Macy kip.macy at
Wed Sep 30 05:33:37 UTC 2009

On Sep 29, 2009, at 4:21 PM, O. Hartmann wrote:
> Well, since FreeBSD 8.0 started, I realized on several boxes (doens't
> matter whether SMP or UP, 2 GB or 8 GB or 16 GB) massive performance
> issues when compiling, even on a 8-core box. This is not 'measured' in

> hard numbers, it is the 'feeling' since we swapped to 8.0, but still
> crunching (oh, we need a lot of I/O performance in those number
> crunching environments) and even simple desktop, Linux, mostly Ubuntu
> and RedHat, outperforms FreeBSD.

We certainly do periodically have performance issues, but it isn't  
realistic to expect us to tune for how it "feels" to you. Performance  
on concrete workloads would contribute a great deal more to the  


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