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Re: Backporting DFly patches to FreeBSD?

From: EM1897@xxxxxxx
Date: Sat, 26 Feb 2005 11:45:12 -0500

In a message dated 2/23/2005 1:44:11 PM Eastern Standard Time, Michel Talon <talon@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:

>EM1897@xxxxxxx wrote:
>> Whats interesting about this is that it DOES in some
>> ways relate to both FreeBSD and Dragonfly. Both are
>> sacrificing what may seem to be best for the current
>> world, in an effort to be better in the future world
>> of dual-core and MP domination. 
>At present Linux is better than any BSD variant on multiprocs
>and even more on multiprocs with large number of processors. It is
>perhaps even better than Solaris. This is the unfortunate reality.
>Let us hope that both FreeBSD and Dragonflybsd will succeed
>in bridging the gap.

Be careful how you define "better". Linux often appears 
to the naked eye as being "faster", but it has a habit 
of doing so at the expense of things that others would
consider unacceptable. Linux drops packets quite often 
at 60% usage, while 'BSDs never do. Linux gives you the 
negatives of device pplling even when you aren't device
polling, making it unsuitable, IMO, for high-end 
networking. But its pretty good for gaming I hear.

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