Kelly Yancey wrote:
> I have seen the same comments on this mail list that I believe you are
> alluding to. I would like to add to the record, that I have *never* had any
> problem with MySQL. I installed it from the FreeBSD ports collection and it
> has served me reliably ever since.
Same here... We have run it on a number of different boxes (from 2.2.7-8, 3.0
and now FreeBSD -current). Native threads are a winner over MIT threads, and
egcs from -current can squeeze a bit more out the executable with
optimizations. Performance on our database (~5 million records spread over
around 300-400 tables) has been staggering, in some cases quite scary :-)
(Especially compared to other SQL servers we have tried).
This is getting off-topic, but at the moment we have 3 identical replacement
servers sitting around, and a guy in the office who is heavily into Linux...
If I get a chance I might try running the servers head to head, and post a URL
of the results... :) I Don't think Linux will be 'bad', it may even be
slightly faster [I suspect there will be little in it] - but I prefer FreeBSD
under load anyday... <g>