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

From: Greg Lehey <grog(at)>
Date: Tue, 16 Mar 1999 11:22:37 +1030

On Tuesday, 16 March 1999 at 0:44:36 +0000, Terry Lambert wrote:
>>> Well, exactly that was the result. Try it yourself.
>> If I got the same results, it might only indicate that I didn't have
>> the Linux know-how to do better. I'd be afraid to publish my results
>> as a categorical statement: I'd rather ask the Linux people "What am I
>> doing wrong here?".
> One amusing way for this to play out would be to have the correct
> results in hand, and ask the question "What am I doing wrong here?"
> anyway.

Yes, I had rather thought of that too :-)

> At the very least, it will result in some consternation, and some
> Linux SMP boxes will find themselves running FreeBSD for some
> testing... if not longer. 8-).

Good point. There have been a lot of signals recently that Linux
people are interested in FreeBSD. Put in the right manner, this kind
of question could increase that interest.


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