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SubjectRe: 2.4.x has finally made it!
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Why is he using FreeBSD 4.3? Version 4.4 has been out for quite a
while....that seems like quite an oversight, unless 4.3 performs better than
4.4, which I doubt.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Kai Henningsen" <kaih@khms.westfalen.de>
To: <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>
Sent: Tuesday, November 13, 2001 10:05 AM
Subject: Re: 2.4.x has finally made it!


> matthias.andree@stud.uni-dortmund.de (Matthias Andree) wrote on 13.11.01
in <20011113171836.A14967@emma1.emma.line.org>:
>
> > On Tue, 13 Nov 2001, Alastair Stevens wrote:
> >
> > > For those who haven't seen it yet, Moshe Bar at BYTE.com has revisited
his
> > > Linux 2.4 vs FreeBSD benchmarks, using 2.4.12 in this case:
> > >
> > > http://www.byte.com/documents/s=1794/byt20011107s0001/1112_moshe.html
> >
> > Wow. That person is knowledgeable... NOT. Turning off fsync() for mail
> > is just as good as piping it to /dev/null. See RFC-1123.
>
> I rather think a non-fsync() system has a very much higher rate of
> successful mail deliveries than a /dev/null one, and only slightly (if at
> all) lower than a fsync() one.
>
> Now, that slight difference *can* be rather important if you're a major
> mail hub - or it can be below the noise level in an end user system. In
> either case, however, *nobody* will accept /dev/null as an equivalent
> substitute.
>
> Well, nobody but you.
>
> MfG Kai
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