1. Computers
  2. Display Drivers
  3. Graphics Cards
  4. Memory
  5. Motherboards
  6. Processors
  7. Software
  8. Storage
  9. Operating Systems


Facebook RSS Twitter Twitter Google Plus


Phoronix Test Suite

OpenBenchmarking Benchmarking Platform
Phoromatic Test Orchestration

Benchmarking Debian's GNU/kFreeBSD

Michael Larabel

Published on 18 January 2010
Written by Michael Larabel
Page 2 of 9 - 25 Comments

We started with our SQLite benchmark that measures the time to process 12,500 insertions into a database. When comparing the 32-bit kernels, the FreeBSD 7.2 kernel with its UFS file-system wound up being faster than the Linux 2.6.30 kernel with EXT3. Debian GNU/kFreeBSD took 14% less time to complete this benchmark. However, when it came to the 64-bit performance, there was not a real difference between Debian GNU/Linux and Debian GNU/kFreeBSD.

With our test to measure how long it took GCC 4.3.4 to build out the ImageMagick program with the different ports, GNU/kFreeBSD was slower than GNU/Linux. The 32-bit performance for Debian GNU/kFreeBSD was almost twice as slow as the 32-bit Debian with the standard Linux kernel. When comparing the 64-bit performance the GNU/kFreeBSD version ended up being only slightly slower.

Turning to x264 to run some H.264 video encoding benchmarks, the 32-bit version of Debian GNU/Linux was faster than Debian GNU/kFreeBSD by 30%. However, when looking at the 64-bit performance, the Debian GNU/kFreeBSD operating system was 8% faster than the Linux version of Squeeze.

Starting our round of compression benchmarks was the 7-Zip test. The 32-bit version of Debian GNU/kFreeBSD faltered compared to Debian GNU/Linux, which was 18% faster. However, like the x264 test, when switching over to 64-bit packages the FreeBSD kernel led to a 23% advantage over Linux.

Latest Linux News
  1. NVIDIA's Proprietary Driver Is Moving Closer With Kernel Mode-Setting
  2. The Latest Linux Kernel Git Code Fixes The EXT4 RAID0 Corruption Problem
  3. Features Added To Mesa 10.6 For Open-Source GPU Drivers
  4. Ubuntu's LXD vs. KVM For The Linux Cloud
  5. Fedora Server 22 Benchmarks With XFS & The Linux 4.0 Kernel
  6. GCC 6 Gets Support For The IBM z13 Mainframe Server
  7. Fedora 22 Is Being Released Next Tuesday
  8. OpenWRT 15.05 Preparing Improved Security & Better Networking
  9. Using The New LLVM/Clang OpenMP Support
  10. Zapcc Claims To Be A "Much Faster C++ Compiler"
Latest Articles & Reviews
  1. Btrfs RAID 0/1 Benchmarks On The Linux 4.1 Kernel
  2. The State Of Various Firefox Features
  3. Intel Iris Graphics Performance With Mesa 10.6
  4. Fedora Workstation 22 Is Looking Great, Running Fantastic
Most Viewed News This Week
  1. The Linux 4.0 Kernel Currently Has An EXT4 Corruption Issue
  2. The Linux 4.0 EXT4 RAID Corruption Bug Has Been Uncovered
  3. AMDGPU Open-Source Driver Code Continues Maturing
  4. Oculus Rift Suspends Linux Development To Focus On Windows
  5. Microsoft Open-Sources The Windows Communication Foundation
  6. Another HTTPS Vulnerability Rattles The Internet
  7. LibreOffice 5.0 Open-Source Office Suite Has Been Branched
  8. Systemd 220 Has Finally Been Released