Freebsd 5.3 Performance

Butterworth, Thaddaeus (Manpower Contract) thad.butterworth at
Wed Jan 12 19:30:10 PST 2005

>-----Original Message-----
>From: owner-freebsd-questions at
[mailto:owner-freebsd->questions at] On Behalf Of Chris
>Sent: Wednesday, January 12, 2005 5:44 PM
>Cc: questions at
>Subject: Re: Freebsd 5.3 Performance
>Tm4528 at wrote:
>> Mr Watson,
>> As you are listed as the leader of the FreeBSD foundation, and you
seem to be 
>> the
>> only one willing to admit that FreeBSD 5.3 is not yet up to the
>> of 4.x, 
>> doesn't in concern you that:
>> 1) Freebsd 4.x is not being supported as a production O/S, and the
>> is
>> ending with 4.11 before 5.x is ready performance-wise?
>> 2) FreeBSD 4.x doesn't seem to work well with the 7520/5 chipsets,
which are
>> required to run the latest Intel XEON CPUs (Dell's most powerful
servers, for 
>> example, 
>> are based on the 7520). A long-standing PR has been largely ignored
>> 3) None of your "developers", according to Ted M, have ever "heard
of" Intel's
>> latest and most powerful chipsets.
>> 4) no one in your "organization" seems to care about 1, 2 or 3
>> FreeBSD has fallen into a performance "hole" of sorts, in that the
>> version
>> doesnt run on the fastest Motherboards. Its easily correctable, by
>> dedicating
>> resources for a day or 2 to find out whats wrong with the 7520
support. I'd 
>> like to hear 
>> why you don't think its worthwhile, as a primary goal, to make
certain that 
>> the
>> fastest version of the product works well on the fastest available 
>> motherboards. 
>Hahahaha - are we smelling a troll?!
>Best regards,
>I finally got it all together ...
>but I forgot where I put it.
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Maybe the troll could be persuaded to work on a fix for the alleged
problems that it's seeing. It would be far more productive and everyone,
I'm sure would be much happier. 

BTW, I ran across the troll's name and another email address (probably
one that doesn't change every 45 days) on a financial forum I was
perusing. For a brief moment I was severely tempted to sign the troll up
for every spam list that I could Google. Then my conscience kicked in
and I remembered that it wouldn't be the right thing to do. Just think
of the things I could have accomplished if my parents hadn't raised me
with morals. <sigh> Oh well, time to update my email filters again.

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