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Feb 10, 2005, 10:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Tony Bourke)


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"With the introduction of the 2.6 Linux kernel, FreeBSD-5-STABLE, Solaris 10, and now NetBSD 2.0, you might be wondering which of them offers superior database performance. In my previous article, I discussed the tools I chose to test these venerable operating systems and the methodology by which they were tested. The result is this MySQL performance comparison between OpenBSD 3.6; NetBSD 2.0; FreeBSD 5.3 and 4.10; Solaris Express (build 69); and Linux 2.4 and 2.6 (Gentoo-based). Read on for the results.

"Before you skip ahead to the results section, bear one thing in mind: the question this article asks is 'how would MySQL perform on these operating systems...?'

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