The GraphicsMagick tests shouldn't be legal. It uses OpenMP to scale and the DragonFly compiler in 3.2 doesn't have support for OpenMP and is therefore much slower than Linux in this test. The current development version of DragonFly has GCC 4.7 and OpenMP is enabled on that. In every other test, it is competitive to Linux.
You sure about this? The Phoronix test data sheet states that the DragonFlyBSD 3.21, 3.03 tests where done with GCC 4.47, which as far as my memory goes certainly has openmp support, the test results do indicate that you are right though. I fully agree though that for a test lke this to be anything close to fair the same compiler toolchain/version needs to be used across all systems, as it stands it's pretty worthless.
Originally Posted by froznen
You do realize that CentOS uses a kernel that is 3 years older than the kernel Ubuntu is using and it performs better in most of those tests right?
Well to cut Ubuntu some slack, I imagine this is vanilla Ubuntu which is running dash and lots of other stuff together with compositing etc which can affect benchmarks.
Also I'd say that in many (most?) of these tests done here the kernel version does not have a big impact, compiler toolchain, filesystem used and the settings applied, number of applications/services running by default etc seem more likely to affect the outcome unless the benchmark targets an area which has had great improvements between kernel versions. Overall I think these tests just highlight the general sloppiness which have become synonymous with 'Phoronix benchmarking'.
No, BSD BullShitDistro is trying to inform you BSD zealots is that the BSD init system really is inferior and that system V and lately systemd (to a much more greater degree) is just superior. I agree with him in full. Here's the reasons:
-big shell overhead
-prone to freezing the entire system
-Dependency based script startup
-limited to serializing script startup
-cannot be taylored to any graphical configuration tool
-smaller shell overhead
-capable of parallel startups
-Many graphical config tools are taylored to it
Why not add Systemd to your outstanding comparison?