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Re: OS desicion

From: "Jim C(dot) Nasby" <decibel(at)decibel(dot)org>
To: Josh Berkus <josh(at)agliodbs(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-performance(at)postgresql(dot)org, Matt Clark <matt(at)ymogen(dot)net>,Tom Fischer <tom(dot)fischer(at)ebuz(dot)de>
Subject: Re: OS desicion
Date: 2004-10-21 22:14:57
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On Wed, Oct 20, 2004 at 09:38:51AM -0700, Josh Berkus wrote:
> Tom,
> > You are asking the wrong question.  The best OS is the OS you (and/or
> > the customer)  knows and can administer competently.  
> I'll have to 2nd this.

I'll 3rd but add one tidbit: FreeBSD will schedule disk I/O based on
process priority, while linux won't. This can be very handy for things
like vacuum.
Jim C. Nasby, Database Consultant               decibel(at)decibel(dot)org 
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