FBSD 6.2 Xeon 2.4ghz CPU and high load
m.seaman at infracaninophile.co.uk
Sat May 10 08:32:47 UTC 2008
Wojciech Puchar wrote:
>>> but just run 100 different things and check how responsive machine is.
>> My experience is of dealing with servers where each machine typically has
>> a small number of important applications -- frequently only /one/
> so why you need unix at all? :)
At the risk of belabouring the obvious:
i) I like the price. Free.
ii) I like the operating environment -- CLIs aren't to everyone's taste,
but I find they give me the freedom to do what I want without having
to jump through a whole lot of hoops.
iii) I like the efficiency of the OS -- you get that much more performance
out of every machine it's like having additional servers for free.
> try as simple and stupid thing under load
> cat /dev/zero >somefile (on big partition)
> on 6.* and 7.* and compare both cases.
I thought you were pillorying synthetic benchmarks upthread? Filling up
a partition with a file of zeros is pretty unlikely as a real-world task.
I wouldn't be too disappointed if that didn't run as fast as it possibly
could, although I would be distinctly peeved if doing that on a loaded
server took up more of the system resources than it had any right or
justification to do, to the detriment of anything else running on that
Dr Matthew J Seaman MA, D.Phil. 7 Priory Courtyard
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