Subject: Re: *BSD cooperation...
To: Todd Whitesel <>
From: Thomas Michael Wanka <>
List: netbsd-advocacy
Date: 04/24/2000 01:19:28

according to benchmarks published in ix (ix is a german unix focused 
computer magazine) the 2.2.x kernels of linux are less than about 10 - 15%=
less scalable on multiple cpu=B4s (tested on 4 and 8 way x86 cpu machines)=
than solaris and SCO=B4s unixes, I will check for the exact numbers, these=
are based on benchmarks like the spec suite. I can remember an article in 
daemonnews that said, FreeBSD was about 19% faster than Linux (do not 
know which kernel freeBSD was compared to and the testsuite). The way I 
interpreted that (may be wrong), the gap between commercial unixes and 
FreeBSD/Linux is only marginal.


On 23 Apr 2000, at 0:44, Todd Whitesel wrote:

> People like to laugh at Sun for being incompetent and
> taking 5 releases of Solaris to get their SMP figured out, but I have a
> lot
> of respect for them because they _bit_the_bullet_and_did_it_ while Linux
> and FreeBSD are still trying to feel good about their big-honking-lock
> SMP.