Subject: which port do I want?
To: None <>
From: Bob Ababurko <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 10/09/2005 01:35:25

I am new to netbsd world and have finally decided to check out it after 
reading an article about database and OS performance.  I believe the 
article was called, "Using MySQL to benchmark OS performance".   The 
article lead me to believe that netbsd was a pretty  good OS to use to 
run a database on.  Doing more exploring I read opinions that PostgreSQL 
was a better performing RDB.  So, I am thinking about checking this 
combination out.  Does anyone have any insight into this?  Would I be 
doing the right thing?

I have been running Mysql 4.1 and FreeBSD 5.3 on i386.  I am also 
interested in finding out if there is a more powerful port/hardware 
combination to run said database on? eg. amd64/single or dual proc?  The 
reason I say this, and I am not trolling here, is that article that I 
read found that the SMP in NetBSD did not perform as well as the others 
in the test.  Should I stay with single proc?  What experiences have 
others found?

I have been tasked with coming up with a design for a new db server for 
a project.  I am looking to make a decision very soon for the powers 
that be, so I am interested in hearing both positive and negative exp. 
with NetBSD running either PostgreSQL or MySQL.