Performance of 4.x vs 5.x (Re: Lifetime of FreeBSD branches)

Mike Jakubik mikej at
Mon May 23 14:00:14 PDT 2005

On Mon, May 23, 2005 3:51 pm, Kris Kennaway said:

> The common wisdom has been that FreeBSD 4.11 is faster than 5.4 on
> single processor systems.  Imagine my surprise when I went and actually
> benchmarked this on the package build machines, and found that 5.4
> outperforms 4.11 by at least 10% when performing identical workloads on
> identical UP hardware :-)
> Stay tuned for more details...

To be honest, i have not (yet) done any specific benchmarks for my
application, but overall, last time i used 4.x, it seemed more snappy.
But, this is good to hear :)

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