FreeBSD 7.0-RELEASE

Dark Atheist

OSNN Veteran Addict
Political Access
Joined
8 Apr 2003
Messages
6,376
As posted on the front page FreeBSD have released 7.0

  • Dramatic improvements in performance and SMP scalability shown by various database and other benchmarks, in some cases showing peak performance improvements as high as 350% over FreeBSD 6.X under normal loads and 1500% at high loads. When compared with the best performing Linux kernel (2.6.22 or 2.6.24) performance is 15% better. Results are from benchmarks used to analyze and improve system performance, results with your specific work load may vary. Some of the changes that contribute to this improvement are:
    • The 1:1 libthr threading model is now the default.
    • Finer-grained IPC, networking, and scheduler locking.
    • A major focus on optimizing the SMP architecture that was put in place during the 5.x and 6.x branches.
    Some benchmarks show linear scaling up to 8 CPUs. Many workloads see a significant performance improvement with multicore systems.
  • The ULE scheduler is vastly improved, providing improved performance and interactive response (the 4BSD scheduler is still the default for 7.0 but ULE may become the default for 7.1).
  • Experimental support for Sun's ZFS filesystem.
  • gjournal can be used to set up journaled filesystems, gvirstor can be used as a virtualized storage provider.
  • Read-only support for the XFS filesystem.
  • The unionfs filesystem has been fixed.
  • iSCSI initiator.
  • TSO and LRO support for some network drivers.
  • Experimental SCTP (Stream Control Transmission Protocol) support (FreeBSD's being the reference implementation).
  • Much improved wireless (802.11) support.
  • Network link aggregation/trunking (lagg(4)) imported from OpenBSD.
  • JIT compilation to turn BPF into native code, improving packet capture performance.
  • Much improved support for embedded system development for boards based on the ARM architecture.
  • jemalloc, a new and highly scalable user-level memory allocator.
  • freebsd-update(8) provides officially supported binary upgrades to new releases in addition to security fixes and errata patches.
  • X.Org 7.3, KDE 3.5.8, GNOME 2.20.2.
  • GNU C compiler 4.2.1.
  • BIND 9.4.2.
 

Dark Atheist

OSNN Veteran Addict
Political Access
Joined
8 Apr 2003
Messages
6,376
according to freebsd themselves they reckon so - im updating from RC2 to RELEASE as we type :) - i have been testing out 7.0 for my own personal web/ftp/storage pc and i've not had any major issues to report.

Also i know X-Istence has been testing it out so you might be best off having a chat with him, hhes vastly more knowledgeable in this area than me :)
 
Last edited:

Electronic Punk

willalwaysbewithyou
Staff member
Political Access
Joined
2 Dec 2001
Messages
18,680
So, one might say - it would put the jam in your jelly roll, as it were.
 

Dark Atheist

OSNN Veteran Addict
Political Access
Joined
8 Apr 2003
Messages
6,376
you might want read my post above i edited it, also im not a ceptic, so your last statement doesn't apply, could you use an English saying please :D - icing on the cake - for example :p
 

Electronic Punk

willalwaysbewithyou
Staff member
Political Access
Joined
2 Dec 2001
Messages
18,680
Yeah, I know X wants to upgrade as soon as he can.
 

Electronic Punk

willalwaysbewithyou
Staff member
Political Access
Joined
2 Dec 2001
Messages
18,680
Thats down to him - he knows he doesn't need my permission, but a bit of advance warning is lovely; )
 

Dark Atheist

OSNN Veteran Addict
Political Access
Joined
8 Apr 2003
Messages
6,376
well when you see the page - connection to the server was reset or page not found - there's your warning :D

For all you know he could be doing it as we speak ;)
 

Members online

No members online now.

Latest profile posts

Electronic Punk wrote on Sazar's profile.
Rest in peace my friend, been trying to find you and finally did in the worst way imaginable.
Terrahertz wrote on Electronic Punk's profile.
Yo fellas!
Electronic Punk wrote on Sazar's profile.
Where are you buddy?
Perris Calderon wrote on Electronic Punk's profile.
Hey EP! All good with me, applying for Microsoft MVP right now, should have done this a while ago.

Notifications don't work, I only found your response by coming back to hunt up some threads, if you want, give me your email address so we can keep in touch easier!
Perris Calderon wrote on Electronic Punk's profile.
EP, glad to see you come back and tidy up...did want to ask a one day favor, I want to enhance my resume , was hoping you could make me administrator for a day, if so, take me right off since I won't be here to do anything, and don't know the slightest about the board, but it would be nice putting "served administrator osnn", if can do, THANKS

Been running around Quora lately, luv it there!

Forum statistics

Threads
61,997
Messages
673,411
Members
5,590
Latest member
AntonioPR