[rescue] RPi vs SS20 benchmarks (interesting)

Peter Corlett abuse at cabal.org.uk
Tue Dec 29 11:11:14 CST 2015

On Sun, Dec 27, 2015 at 01:45:57PM -0800, Bill Stivers wrote:
> Ibve been scurrying around trying to find a lightweight replacement for
> Linux with some novelty and new features to bend my brain in new ways. I
> donbt want to be a slow greybeard, I want to be the greybeard that gets
> kept.

FreeBSD 10. It finally has a packaging system and ZFS is properly supported.
can't speak for anything X related as I use it for servers.

For my old ZFS storage tank and general shell box, I had a Linux box with a
quad-core 3.3GHz i5 and 16GB of RAM. It would keel over under heavy load,
complaining about running out of kernel memory.

A deal on some HP Microservers came along just after it had crashed again. So
#109 later[0], I had a FreeBSD box with a pedestrian dual-core 2.3GHz Celeron
G1610T and 4GB of RAM. No memory-related crashes at all, which rather
me given the combination of ZFS and 4GB of RAM. Except for tasks that
necessarily chew lots of CPU, the thing also feels somewhat faster than the
Linux box.

[0] Well, #436 later, as I figured I had a use for several. I've still got
    left over that's new and boxed if anybody in London wants it at cost

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