Subject: Performance comparisons
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Brian Gregor <email@example.com>
Date: 07/12/2000 08:48:00
For those who are interested:
On the NetBSD advocacy list there was a message summarizing
the LinuxTag event in Stuttgart, Germany. daily.daemonnews.org
had a link to Thomas Graichen's performance comparisons between
NetBSD-current, OpenBSD, FreeBSD, Linux 2.4, Linux 2.2, Solaris 7,
and Solaris 8. Identical hardware was used for all tests.
These results are at:
A quickie summary of how NetBSD did:
Filesystem tests - On par with the other two BSD's,
faster than Linux, Solaris.
NFS - both Linux & FreeBSD clients. This varied
HTTP - both linux & FreeBSD clients. Serving pages, CGI,
NetBSD brought up the rear. Serving large
files, beat Solaris.
SQL - All systems roughly equal, except for Slowaris.
Parallel computing - this is a parallel compile of Mesa 3.0.
NetBSD beats out all the other systems by a good
So, there it is. For details, go to the URL above. Personally,
I use NetBSD because of the quality of code, stability, and
friendliness of its user community, but performance is certainly
an issue for a lot of applications.