[nycbug-talk] MySQL and FreeBSD 6.0

N.J. Thomas njt at ayvali.org
Tue Oct 17 16:46:51 EDT 2006

* Hans Zaunere <lists at zaunere.com> [2006-10-15 17:21:01 -0400]:
> So the age old topic has a new twist from a recent evaluation of MySQL
> crashes on FreeBSD 6.0.
> Looking forward to starting the next version of this discussion, since
> FreeBSD 4/5 and MySQL is apparently so yesterday's topic...

We moved from FreeBSD on our DB servers to Linux because of MySQL
stability issues -- That was a couple of years ago. Recently, we were
planning our DB server upgrades and I did a little bit of research to
see if MySQL was more viable on FreeBSD 6.1, but finally decided to
stick with Linux/MySQL because of reported performance issues as well as
problems with the ULE scheduler that people recommended be used for

All this was not really worth it for us, so we are sticking with Linux.
A shame really, I'd like to have moved back because we are a FreeBSD
shop it and it makes things easier to have identical boxes.

(NB: We never ran any benchmarks ourselves due to lack of project time,
but the best thing for you to do would be to set up a sandbox and test
with your applications under simulated load to see if problems crop up.)


N.J. Thomas
njt at ayvali.org
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