Subject: Re: (No Subject)
To: Dave Burgess <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Rob Healey <email@example.com>
Date: 06/28/1996 14:19:12
> Does anyone out here have any real numbers. I have heard some excellent
> baselines so far (the most rigorous test "really screams, so-and-so told
> me") but nothing that would make me spend days and days rewriting the
> FAQ for an unsubstantiated one line change.
Numbers no, experience yes. Up to a month ago Linux was pathetic when
you put a REAL network load on it, as opposed to using it over a 28.8
modem link. It died miserably when we tried to put 50 or so news
feeds on it. NetBSD's mmap vs read/write problems didn't do too
well either but FreeBSD screams in both network and disk I/O.
I'd be willing to guess Linux networking screams in the quiet
environment but degrades when put under heavy load.