Re: Performance Comparision

Rik van Riel (
Fri, 30 Apr 1999 11:35:46 +0200 (CEST)

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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