kevin dobey provided the microsoft comment, i'm offering the c't
benchmark. i think what this proves is that if you're planning on
setting up a server you should consider something more then just
benchmarks since they can obviously show lot's of things if one tries
obviously i'm a bit biased to the c't benchmark since it's being done
by a completely independent body whereas the mindcraft/pcweek
benchmark was initially constructed by microsoft. also comments
comparing linux tech support via phone vs. microsoft support when
you're sitting on their campus leave a less then fresh taste on my
tongue. c't seemed to fare much better with linux people, and more
in line with my friend's experiences with microsoft. they seemed rather
willing to muck with the kernel and drivers, but if you're running
a huge site then one would assume you'd hire experienced people who
are aware that a tech job is a commitment to continued education.
(the field is just beginning after all).
anyway, here's the story: http://www.heise.de/ct/english/99/13/186-1/
it does seem that the network subsystem needs some work, and the
apache people need to integrate sendfile into their static
fastpath. a lot of the work's been done, but it needs to pop
up in a stable kernel.
interesting to note that i remember seeing posts from bsd people well
over two years ago complaining that linux would get spanked this way.
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