PostgreSQL 9.2 benchmarks

Francois Tigeot ftigeot at
Mon Aug 27 02:30:04 PDT 2012

On Mon, Aug 27, 2012 at 07:21:36PM +1000, elekktretterr at wrote:
> >
> > Some rapid conclusions:
> > - Scientific Linux smokes all other operating systems
> Very interesting. I wonder what do Linux people do differently to get
> their OS so much faster. I would have imagined maybe 20% faster than BSDs,
> but a whopping 100%? That almost doesn't sound right.

The tests were done with a connection to

The current theory is Linux has special localhost handling which
effectively makes it bypass all regular networking paths.

Francois Tigeot

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