Performance of 4.x vs 5.x (Re: Lifetime of FreeBSD branches)
kris at obsecurity.org
Tue May 24 20:50:28 PDT 2005
On Wed, May 25, 2005 at 05:45:29AM +0200, Matthias Buelow wrote:
> Kris Kennaway wrote:
> >OK, thanks for confirming. The next step is for you to try 6.0 with
> >debug.mpsafevfs=1 on a machine that exhibits the problem under 5.4, so
> >we can test whether the problem is caused by VFS being under Giant on
> I have now built 6.0-current from yesterday's source, verified that
> debug.mpsafevfs=1, and unpacked the firefox source.
> Unfortunately your hypothesis didn't hold. In fact, it's a lot worse
> than on 5.4-STABLE. Plus, even operations like bulk-rm'ing the unpacked
> firefox tree make X11 crawl and stutter, something that didn't have any
> observable effect on 5.4-STABLE. Maybe the dmesg output is of some help:
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> FreeBSD 6.0-CURRENT #0: Wed May 25 05:00:48 CEST 2005
> root at drjekyll.mkbuelow.net:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/GENERIC
> WARNING: WITNESS option enabled, expect reduced performance.
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