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Re: FreeBSD vs. Linux (another question)

On Mon, 13 Nov 2000, Fredric Fredricson wrote:

> Jack Morgan wrote:
> > 
> > How different is FreeBSD from Linux. I'm currently running Debian potato and
> > wanted to try FreeBSD. Any potential pitfalls? Concerns? Advice?
> > 
> I have been told by some people (that I think should know) that
> FreeBSD disk I/O is faster than Linux. 
> I don't know but this sound like superstition to me. I mean: If 
> FreeBSD is faster, what is there to stop the Linux maintainers
> to read the BSD code and steal (sorry, borrow) whatever ideas and
> design required to make Linux disk I/O faster.
> Is there any truth to the claim?
> /Fredric Fredricson
> PS. I know FreeBSD removed the 2G-limit centuries ago so the file
> system may be better in some respects, but faster???

some ops, like deleting files, are definitely faster.  FreeBSD also has a
better SCSI subsystem at the kernel level.

Nothing's preventing the linux folks from taking the code.  I wonder why
they haven't, since FreeBSD's filesystem and RPC code have been better
than Linux's for years now.

Scott M. Stone, CCNA <>
UNIX Systems and Network Engineer
Taos - The SysAdmin Company 

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