Re: FreeBSD 3.1 SMP outperforms SuSE 6.0 SMP by factor 2.3 !!!

From: Terry Lambert <tlambert(at)>
Date: Tue, 16 Mar 1999 00:31:46 +0000 (GMT)

> >To bring in some new flesh here ... I repeated the tests with Linux
> >Kernel release 2.2.3. And yes, the results are better ...
> >
> >But we are still 19% better ;-)
> That's great to hear. I'm sure everyone would be happier if FreeBSD's SMP
> performance was 99% better, but this way Linux Users won't automatically
> discount the results. IMHO, these are the kinds of tests and numbers
> FreeBSD advocates need.

If anyone is looking for a spin characterization, I suggest:

        FreeBSD SMP is approximately 120% of Linux SMP


        Linux SMP is only 84% as fast as FreeBSD SMP

                                        Terry Lambert

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or previous employers.
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