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From Jess Holle <>
Subject Re: OT: performance FUD
Date Tue, 29 Nov 2005 21:38:59 GMT
Paul A Houle wrote:

> 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.

So if one uses worker and few processes (i.e. lots of threads per), then 
Solaris should be fine?

Jess Holle

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