Subject Re: firebird slower in freebsd ?
Yes, the machine was the same, and both Linux (RH6.2) and FreeBSD (4.3) wer=
e optimized (hdparm and sysctl).
The test was a very simple one using the C api (some selects on an small da=
tabase) and I dont remember exactly the number but was something like 1.2 se=
conds in Freebsd and 0.8 seconds in Linux.
I dont pretend to do serious benchmarking, but the differences were notorio=
My previous experiences in other DBMs (postgresql and mysql) showed differe=
nt results (being FreeBSD faster than Linux), so it was disturbing.
In fact, in this small computer almost anything runs faster in FreeBSD but =


--- In ib-support@y..., Paul Reeves <paul@f...> wrote:
> cuncua1@y... wrote:
> >
> > I tested firebir both in linux and freebsd (my platform of choice), but=
I w=
> >
> > as very dissapointed with the differences in performance.
> > Why is FreeBSD ( included the november 20 build in FBSD 4.3) so much sl=
> >
> > compared with the classic server in Linux ?.
> > I am switching to postgresql because of this, and it´s a shame because =
I li=
> >
> > ke the way firebird/interbase works.
> >
> You've tested this on a dual boot machine, of course? And the disc
> configuration is the same (ie, you've twiddled/not twiddled with hdparm a=
> the bsd equivalent on each platform)?
> What tests did you run to compare performance? How much slower was the Fr=
> version?
> Paul
> --
> Paul Reeves
> taking InterBase further