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DragonFlyBSD 3.2.1 Battles Against Linux For Speed

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Published on 03 November 2012 04:26 PM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in BSD
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The much-anticipated release of DragonFlyBSD 3.2 is now available as it enhances its performance to better compete with Linux in multi-core environments.

Aside from OpenBSD 5.2 being released this week, DragonFlyBSD 3.2 was released on Friday as v3.2.1. This is the DragonFlyBSD release that's been talked about in weeks prior on Phoronix since it's said to up the performance against Linux.

DragonFlyBSD 3.2 brings kernel scheduler improvements, updates to the GCC compiler, and a port of the FreeBSD USB stack. It's the kernel work though that's interesting since in multi-threaded benchmarks it has been shown to do much better than DragonFlyBSD 3.0 and to compete with Scientific Linux 6.2.

The BSD project outlines some of the 3.2 performance improvements on this web-page. Independent Phoronix benchmarks of the DragonFlyBSD 3.2 release compared to other BSDs, Solaris, and Linux will be out in the coming days.

Aside from this work, there's also pkgsrc updates for DragonFlyBSD 3.2.1.

The release announcement from yesterday can be read on the project's mailing list.

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Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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