Subject: Re: more questions about threads...
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 2000/04/05
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* Tim Bradshaw <>
| I doubt performance of sunos 4.1.3 says anything about recent solaris
| as that was before all the multiprocessor support in sunos 5 (I'm not
| even sure how much code they share, probably very little).

  note that I was talking about the consumption of PIDs, not performance.
  this has to do with the number of scripts and invoked interpreters and
  such, which may or may not impact performance.  what I was suggesting was
  that Linux is very heavily script-and-interpreters-oriented, while BSD-
  based Unices have traditionally been less so than AT&T-based Unices, for
  whatever this is worth.  in any case, I would expect Linux to be faster
  at forking _because_ it is used so much more.  Linux was heavily into
  this mode of thinking long before it had SMP support.