FreeBSD 5.3 I/O Performance / Linux 2.6.10

Matthias Buelow mkb at
Mon Jan 24 07:11:18 PST 2005

Oliver Fuchs wrote:

> Maybe there is a performance problem with FreeBSD - but again that was not
> his question.

I don't know why people are so obsessed with performance.. after all, 
you can't really load stock Unix systems properly anyways (like, say, an 
IBM mainframe, which you can keep at 90+% loaded all the time), so it 
really doesn't matter, as long as the machine is "fast enough".  What 
matters a _lot_ more, imho, is stability and robustness, and imho here 
the attention should lie at this early stage of the 5.x tree.  5.3 
robustness is far from spectacular, there're too many ugly bugs still 
around to bother about peak performance improvements just yet.  Make it 
reliable first, and only then fast.


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