vinum, 5.x performance, ... (was: Re: ANNOUNCE: GNOME 2.12.1 has been merged into the ports tree)

Alexander Leidinger Alexander at
Mon Nov 7 02:18:12 PST 2005

Dirk Meyer <dirk.meyer at> wrote:

> Jeremy Messenger schrieb:,
>> But, we will accept any patch that fix for FreeBSD 4.x as long it doesn't
>> break with FreeBSD 5.x, 6.x and 7.x. There is no reason to keep FreeBSD
>> 4.x for desktop.
> Well well, hold the horses ....
> There are still a dozens regression in 5.x

> - vimum/gvinum ist not working with 4.x volumes

Is this also true for 6.0? If yes, does Lukas know about it?

> - and performaces is a nightmare on atapi harddisks

AFAIR 4.x enables the write cache (bad if there's a power failure in the
soft-updates case, since without native command queueing the drivers may
reorder writes witout the possibility to notify soft-updates about it),
while 5+ disables it. Enable it in loader.conf and your performance should

> - em0 gigabit ethernet solws down to 40kb/s

I think this is fixed in 6.0.


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