In the last episode (Oct 10), Philip Mak said:
> We are about to setup a dual PIII 933MHz with 1 GB of RAM machine
> that will run exclusively MySQL. We're trying to decide whether to
> use Linux or FreeBSD. The other guys all want to use FreeBSD since
> our other servers (for web and mail) are FreeBSD, but...
> I heard that it's better to use Linux instead of FreeBSD in this
> case, because MySQL does not (yet) make efficient use of dual
> processors on FreeBSD.
> Is this true? Does anyone have some good URLs that discuss the above
It depends on what you're doing with the system. If you're just doing
plain selects and inserts, then mysqld is going to be I/O bound and it
doesn't matter what OS you run it on. If you're selecting a million
records, doing group-bys or sorts, *AND* are doing two or more of those
queries at once, then you need a threads package that can use both CPUs
and will probably have to go Linux.