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From Paul A Houle <>
Subject Re: OT: performance FUD
Date Tue, 29 Nov 2005 21:11:36 GMT
Justin Erenkrantz wrote:

> If it's on equivalent hardware (i.e. Linux/Intel vs. Solaris/Intel on 
> the same box), I doubt there will be an extreme performance gap.  In 
> fact, I've often seen Solaris outperform Linux on certain types of 
> loads.  In my experience, a lot of Linux network card drivers are 
> sub-standard; if it's supported by Solaris, there's a fair chance the 
> driver takes full advantage of the hardware.  (Netgear GigE drivers on 
> Linux are abysmal.)  -- justin
    I think the issue with Apache/Solaris is that process switches take 
a long time on Solaris.

    I've got a computer that I need to rehabilitate for the family this 
Christmas.  I think I'll put Solaris 10 on it and do some web server 
benching before I put Ubuntu on it.


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