FreeBSD 7, DragonFly's status

Adrian Michael Nida nida at
Wed Feb 27 21:06:12 PST 2008

Quoting Dmitri Nikulin <dnikulin at>:

Hi everyone, I've been busy so I haven't said anything here in a long
time, but reading about FreeBSD 7 has raised some thoughts.

Same here.  From one old busy quiet guy to another, welcome back.

I look forward to being told I'm completely wrong and everything is
much better than it seems :)

"You're completely wrong and everything is much better than it seems"

Happy?  Let's now show you why...

The benchmark at

Is measuring 1.8.  We're at 1.12 now.  I'm sure an updated graph has a 
trend.  Take it upon yourself to redo the benchmark.

At the risk of sounding like a troll, may I ask, if FreeBSD 7 has high
performance, high stability and remains reasonably clean and
maintainable, doesn't that partly invalidate the reasons DragonFly was

Partly, but there are will always be many more for why it should continue.
Focus on those, we still have a long way to fly.

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