Double compare-and-exchange

By: anon (, March 26, 2008 4:47 pm
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Linus Torvalds ( on 3/26/08 wrote:

>> [..] and I also find that in the last couple of years
>>there has been some public benchmarks which would suggest
>>that Linux can deliver similar scaling as any other OS out
>That's the understatement of the year. I think we probably
>scale better than anybody else out there

It would be interesting to know. With a lot of commercial operating systems, it is forbidden to share this data, so it is difficult to know.

What I do know is that Sun is the king of creative benchmarking to show their stuff in the lead wherever possible... and although they're always trying to one-up Linux, you don't hear a great deal coming out of them when it comes to scalability these days. So I'd think that Linux scales as well or better than Solaris in most cases. On the other hand, I think it is a little worse than AIX (for tpc).
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