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    SubjectRe: Performance Comparision
    On Thu, 29 Apr 1999, Otto Solares wrote:

    > Linux outperforms the others operating systems in swap management
    > but i suppose it has or is designed in a form that the L1 cache
    > has many misses.

    The key word in this case is "page colouring", which
    gives a nice improvement for CPU intensive tasks.

    FreeBSD and Solaris do implement page colouring while
    Linux doesn't (yet?). It's not a big performance improvement
    for most common tasks, but it might be nice to have one day.

    Rik -- Open Source: you deserve to be in control of your data.
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