Linux and Solaris performance

Dave North Dave.North at
Wed Jul 17 10:53:03 EST 2002

We have an interesting quandry here.  When I'm rsync'ing my directory
tree (100 directories each containing 1000 files) I see some strange

All of these machines are on their own network segment (100t) in our QA

Solaris->Solaris - time taken: 11m32s
Solaris->RH Linux 7.2 - time taken: 206s
RH Linux->Rn Linux - time taken 1m59s

In each instance I have rsync running as a server on the target machine
(Linux in each case).  I just can't explain why the performance is just
so AMAZING on Linux.  Any ideas?



Dave North
Solutions Engineering
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