which is faster: netBSD on my Sparc20 or FreeBSD on P2 dell 450MHz

Harry Wang foreversoldier at yahoo.com
Wed Nov 12 14:05:24 PST 2003

Thanks Stephane!

More questions for you all:

Is this the only image file I need to burn for
installing netBSD to my sparc20? So I just burn it and
pop it in, right?

More importantly, I am trying to test the low level
file session (open, close, read, close, seek, etc)
performance difference between:

1. netBSD  on  SUN Sparc20 
2. FreeBSD on  Dell precision 410 (P2 450MHz)

similar in RAM. 

I am hoping to find out if it's wiser to use SUN
hardware or PC hardware under *BSD. 

Has anyone done this sort of comparision before? I am
writing my own testing programs. But it would be nice
to know other's similar work. 



--- Stephane Clodic <sclodic at teaser.fr> wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 12, 2003 at 01:10:02PM -0800, Harry Wang
> wrote:
> > I am new at this. 
> Welcome :)
> > What do I need to install FreeBSD on a SUN
> sparc20? 
> As FreeBSD will not support your Sparc20 (not an
> UltraSparc CPU, see
> supported hardware
> http://www.freebsd.org/platforms/sparc.html#hw) your
> could easly install NetBSD which is a other very
> nice *BSD ! ;)
> http://www.netbsd.org/Ports/sparc/
> Cya
> -- 
> Stephane Clodic
> France Teaser

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