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Re: [HACKERS] PostgreSQL - the Linux of Databases...

From: Cristian Gafton <gafton(at)redhat(dot)com>
To: The Hermit Hacker <scrappy(at)hub(dot)org>
Cc: teunis <teunis(at)mauve(dot)computersupportcentre(dot)com>, Andrew Martin <martin(at)biochemistry(dot)ucl(dot)ac(dot)uk>, pgsql-hackers(at)postgreSQL(dot)org
Subject: Re: [HACKERS] PostgreSQL - the Linux of Databases...
Date: 1998-03-04 03:12:33
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On Tue, 3 Mar 1998, The Hermit Hacker wrote:

> 	And follows badly, last I heard...Linux's networking support
> doesn't perform as well as *BSDs, and, last I heard, has been rewritten
> from scratch 3 times in the past 6 years or so...

You're right about the rewrite thing. You're quite wrong about the
benchmarks, though. Linux's tcp/ip stack is known to be _now_ the fastest
around re: internal latency. But there are things that are balancing this
when compared with *BSD. Things like Linux's nfs server which sucks big
time or sockets creation time which only got better in the development

Things are relative. But again, when you say that it was rewritten so many
times in the last 6 years you have to remember the Linux is barely six
years old :-)

Cristian Gafton   --   gafton(at)redhat(dot)com   --   Red Hat Software, Inc.
 UNIX is user friendly. It's just selective about who its friends are.

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