Reply to post: Re: Not goading a flamewar...

Fancy a quick tour of DragonFly BSD 6.4?

F. Frederick Skitty Silver badge

Re: Not goading a flamewar...

It will be interesting to see how much NetBSD has caught up performance wise whe version 10.0 is released. At the moment it's a beta release, but debugging options are still enabled in the official builds which currently slow it down.

At one point, it's performance got a massive boost when the threading implementation was rewritten. This was around 2010 if memory serves, and there was also considerable work on the SMP side of things that the simpler threading design made easier. For certain workloads (PostgreSQL for example), it outperformed Linux for a while.

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