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Post by Dictator » Tue Feb 08, 2005 11:34 am

NetBSD's release notes: The i386 port now supports SMP and has a new ACPI and power management framework which takes advantage of Intel's ACPI implementation. :lol:

You need GENERIC.mp or whatever kernel is called like *.mp to get work with SMP.

Read NetBSD docs or google for NetBSD SMP. :P

OpenBSD 3.6 (recent release) just started to include SMP so there may not have full support for SMP yet.

You probably want to use that mailing list link I posted it in FreeBSD links. It has many archives for many OSes, software, etc. You might find some useful answers there.
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Post by Dictator » Wed Feb 09, 2005 9:53 am

I was reading this article from undeadly.org. (Using MySQL to benchmark OS performance). I found this paragraph:
For Solaris 10, the same kernel was used for both tests. The file system used was UFS with logging enabled (ZFS will not be available for a few more months).

I thought ZFS already came with Solaris 10? :-?
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Post by [NME]T-Bone » Wed Feb 09, 2005 10:08 am

i thought zfs was available now also. maybe it's vaporware like longhorn's new hsfs (high speed file system) or whatever they called it.

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Post by Dictator » Wed Feb 09, 2005 11:01 am

Here's the results for Using MySQL to benchmark OS performance
The author mentioned some problems with Solaris's poor performance with MySQL. I guess Solaris 10 isn't ready for production environment?
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Post by [NME]T-Bone » Wed Feb 09, 2005 11:23 am

Dictator wrote:Here's the results for Using MySQL to benchmark OS performance
The author mentioned some problems with Solaris's poor performance with MySQL. I guess Solaris 10 isn't ready for production environment?
just because it doesn't handle mysql well doesn't mean it's not ready for production. if you look at the charts, the actual difference percentage wise isn't far off from the rest.

Also, a quote from the article:
Solaris 10 had a very strong showing as well, having great speed as well as great scalability. I think the results show that Solaris 10 is a great platform for MySQL. Of course, I didn't have Super Smack results as I couldn't get Super Smack to port to Solaris (as detailed in the previous article), so bear that in mind.

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Post by boat » Wed Feb 09, 2005 2:39 pm

yeah, kinda threw me a sec when it was formatting hte hd...was UFS, never gave any other options (then again, i did the "auto layout", but id think that if zfs was available, it woulda used that :? ).

also as an update...ive given up on the solaris install. have been working on a freebsd install, but its not forkin taking for some reason! :bad-words: once i got it installed and all and went for the initial hd boot, spits back a "operating system not found" type message :roll: :cry: <sigh>

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Post by [NME]T-Bone » Wed Feb 09, 2005 2:44 pm

sounds like te same thing solaris might have been doing. maybe it wouldn't ask for disc 2 because it couldn't find the boot loader on the hd after rebooting.
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Post by Dictator » Wed Feb 09, 2005 2:50 pm

Which FreeBSD did you install? 4.x or 5.x? I don't remember where but I once read that you need to turn some option on to use other cpu when use SMP. Try googling. :?:
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Post by Dictator » Wed Feb 09, 2005 2:54 pm

[NME]T-Bone wrote: just because it doesn't handle mysql well doesn't mean it's not ready for production. if you look at the charts, the actual difference percentage wise isn't far off from the rest.

Also, a quote from the article:
Solaris 10 had a very strong showing as well, having great speed as well as great scalability. I think the results show that Solaris 10 is a great platform for MySQL. Of course, I didn't have Super Smack results as I couldn't get Super Smack to port to Solaris (as detailed in the previous article), so bear that in mind.
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Post by boat » Wed Feb 09, 2005 2:57 pm

its something going on with the mbr at this point i think, cause ive had a working freebsd install running on this machine at least 2 or 3 times, with and w/o the "diagnosotic partition". ive installed and reinstalled freebsd several times last nite, with the same results. ive tried installing the freebsd bootmanager, installing a standard mbr...but its been turning the same "missing os" error on boot :-? ...so something/sometime between the linux installs and hte solaris attempts, something got hosed :x

im trying to get 4.x running, but ive successfully ran a 4.x and 5.x smp kernel on this machine in hte past (and single proc kernel for tha matter)...something with the hd/mbr/partition tables right now :-?

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Post by Dictator » Wed Feb 09, 2005 3:07 pm

Sounds like something's wrong with masterboot. How about fdisk /mbr?

Did you try check your hardware? Cables, harddrives, etc?
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Post by boat » Wed Feb 09, 2005 3:20 pm

Dictator wrote:
[NME]T-Bone wrote: just because it doesn't handle mysql well doesn't mean it's not ready for production. if you look at the charts, the actual difference percentage wise isn't far off from the rest.

Also, a quote from the article:
Solaris 10 had a very strong showing as well, having great speed as well as great scalability. I think the results show that Solaris 10 is a great platform for MySQL. Of course, I didn't have Super Smack results as I couldn't get Super Smack to port to Solaris (as detailed in the previous article), so bear that in mind.
Doh, I read too fast. My bad. :whack3:
...u seem to be having a tendency to do taht alot lately... :no: :oops: :angel: :lol: :P


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Post by boat » Thu Feb 10, 2005 8:44 am

welp, gots a good freebsd 4.x install runnin now. had to use this partitoin software i have, to fix the hd/partition tables. and gots an smp kernel compiled...jsut a matte of getting software installed now :)

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Post by Dictator » Thu Feb 10, 2005 11:12 am

boat wrote:welp, gots a good freebsd 4.x install runnin now. had to use this partitoin software i have, to fix the hd/partition tables. and gots an smp kernel compiled...jsut a matte of getting software installed now :)
What partition software did you use? :P
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Post by [NME]T-Bone » Thu Feb 10, 2005 12:09 pm

Dictator wrote:
boat wrote:welp, gots a good freebsd 4.x install runnin now. had to use this partitoin software i have, to fix the hd/partition tables. and gots an smp kernel compiled...jsut a matte of getting software installed now :)
What partition software did you use? :P
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Post by boat » Thu Feb 10, 2005 4:49 pm

erm...partition doctor maybe? ended up buying it or some other partition software one time when my main drive's partition tables got hosed and i hadnt backed up in a while :o :oops: so i have two different ones...the one i used yesterday i think was more of format utility, the other one i have is more for repaired damaged aprtitoin tables, and was a God-send.

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Post by boat » Tue Mar 01, 2005 6:59 pm

here's a lil review thing-a-mabobber for solaris 10...

http://www.madpenguin.org/cms/html/47/3542.html

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Post by [NME]T-Bone » Tue Mar 01, 2005 7:11 pm

boat wrote:here's a lil review thing-a-mabobber for solaris 10...

http://www.madpenguin.org/cms/html/47/3542.html

:)
coolio! i was trying to read this review from work this morning and the site kept timing out, grrrr!

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Post by Dictator » Fri May 13, 2005 9:08 am

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Post by [NME]T-Bone » Fri May 13, 2005 11:47 am

ack! prolly the two most important features in the os.

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