SMP (Was: Why did you choose DragonFly?)

Justin C. Sherrill justin at
Tue Sep 21 06:47:39 PDT 2010

On Mon, September 20, 2010 10:15 pm, Matthew Dillon wrote:

>     TMPFS becomes more viable with swapcache too.  We have two bulk
>     pkgsrc building boxes.  More than two even, but two that I regularly
>     use.  One has a swapcache SSD (Pkgbox64) and one does not (Avalon).
>     There is a gulf of difference in overall system performance between
>     the two.  The system requirements would be much higher, even needing
>     more disk spindles for reasonable performance, without
>     TMPFS/swapcache.

That explains the noticable performance difference just logging in... I
always just thought avalon was getting used for something else I didn't
know about...

Is there benchmarks around for swapcache?  i.e. same hardware, same
software task, with and without swapcache?

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