Why is FreeBSD so SLOW?

Jalle defacto at home.se
Wed Apr 23 14:12:42 PDT 2003

Hi again!

I feel I must thank everyone for all the great answers I recieved regarding 
my slow FreeBSD machine! THANKS!

Anthony: Sorry, I totally forgot to write that I was using 4.8, but Ill 
keep that in mind 'til next time I try out 5.0

Miguel Mendez: Blatant troll?!? Moahahaha! Gotta remember that, sorry me 
poor English! Patches, patches?!? We don't need no stinking patches!!! ;o)

Jan Grant: You requested feedback, here goes; options HZ=1000 did little or 
no difference to my system, but if it wasn't for you I wouldn't even have 
tried it in the first place! =o)

Stijn Hoop: Added that and a little more to the kernel and make.conf. Works 
like a charm!

Antoine Jacoutot: I tried that, but I can't really seem to make it 
happen... Thanks anyway!

Vallo Kallaste: I know! Strange, isn't it? =o)

Lucas Holt: Yeah, well, I already stripped my kernel bigtime, and I agree 
that it makes WAY difference. Just like making world did! I figured that I 
could use Gnome2 and/or KDE3, and it would have almost the performance of 
Windows, but I guess I was wrong! =o) However, I mainly use Blackbox or 
Enlightenment. Class for NULL! Bah! =o)

Last but greatest... Rob: You did it! I never even thought of that! I can't 
believe it! THANKS! =o) Never thought the dri/drm would make that much 

Now I run my 4.8 just as fast as Linux ever did, with Enlightenment (e16 or 
e17) and the movies are as smooth as ever! Performance in X was greatly 
improved with the http://people.freebsd.org/~anholt/dri/ stuff!

That's it! No more Linux, no more Windows... though I'm kinda curious about 
Mac OS X, only I don't have a mac, so I guess I'll stick to E!

See ya!

Kristofer "Jalle" Jarl

defacto at home.se

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