Subject: Re: Comparison of OS for PC's
To: None <>
From: Mike Long <>
List: current-users
Date: 08/25/1995 09:44:46
>Date: Fri, 25 Aug 1995 01:49:12 -0700
>From: Robert Dobbs <>

>so qualitatively, what would you say that these benchmarks show that
>netbsd lacks?  What I picked up was that the page allocation scheme was
>perhaps not the best in the world and that netbsd seemed to overrun the
>data cache.

If you're that concerned with data cache performance, try madvise(2).

The main thing I noticed was the performance hit NetBSD takes because
of the unintegrated buffer cache.
Mike Long <> 
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