Hybrid kernel, not NT

By: Rob Thorpe (robert.thorpe.delete@this.antenova.com), May 9, 2006 9:07 am
Room: Moderated Discussions
_Arthur (Arthur_@sympatico.ca) on 5/9/06 wrote:
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>Here is Jasjeet Sekhon benchmark of his statistical utility, on his MacBook Pro
>Core Duo 2.16 Ghz, under Linux and under MacOSX

Where?

(Oh well, I found it on the web)

>Linux trounces MacOSX on the same hardware, which he attributes vaguely on MacOSX
>hybrid kernel. He has not tested Windows using Boot Camp so far,
>But he has earlier tests comparing MacOSX/G5 vs Windows/Opteron.

Yes. He attributes vaguely, that's all we really know. The software he is testing does not use IO heavily and I doubt it makes a great number of system calls (but there is no way of knowing).

It could be one of many parts of the OS X system that let it down. It is likely to be some of the cruft in Darwin Libc for example. In most Unix programs library calls are more common than system calls (though lib calls often make syscalls themselves).

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