Phoronix Benchmarks: Waht's wrong with FreeBSD 8.0?

Thomas Backman serenity at
Mon Nov 30 11:45:36 UTC 2009

On Nov 30, 2009, at 12:38 PM, O. Hartmann wrote:

> Thomas Backman wrote:
>> On Nov 30, 2009, at 9:47 AM, O. Hartmann wrote:
>>> I'm just wondering what's wrong with FreeBSD 8.0/amd64 when I read the Benchmarks on's website. Especially FreeBSD's threaded I/O shows in contrast to all claims that have been to be improoved the opposite.
>> Corrected link:
>> And yeah, quite honestly: disk scheduling in FreeBSD appears to suck... The only reason I'm not switching from Linux. :(
>> Regards,
>> Thomas
>> (PS. See my thread about horrible console latency during disk IO in the archives, very related. DS.)
> Hello Thomas.
> I recall myself having had similar problems during heavy disk I/O (UFS and ZFS) with stuck console, stuck clients and especially stuck X11-clients. The discussion was really 'hot', but in the end no clear statement was made whether this is disk-i/o related or a deeper problem in the scheduler.
> Sorry for the lack of the link, I thought Phoronix is well known ...
> Oliver
That's too bad, re: the scheduling. It seems to be a quite universal problem, yet I haven't seen much effort spent on working on the problem. :/

Re: phoronix, I commented mostly because the site is .com and not .org, so I came to a parked domain when I clicked your link. :)
Also, I figured linking directly to the article will help the archives.


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