Linux and Solaris performance

Daniel Veillard daniel at
Wed Jul 17 12:25:52 EST 2002

On Wed, Jul 17, 2002 at 02:35:52PM -0400, Dave North wrote:
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bernard A Badger [mailto:bab at]
> Sent: Wednesday, July 17, 2002 2:35 PM
> To: rsync at
> Subject: RE: Linux and Solaris performance
> > 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?
> DN: Sorry, I forgot to mention.  NONE of the files exist on the target
> machine (that is, it's a straight copy)...there is no realy sync'ing (in
> the true sense of the word) to be done for each file.

  Then the reason is that metadata filesystem operations on linux
filesystems are quite faster than on Solaris. You can see the same
effect when exploding a tar archive on a filesystem on both system.

  Considered normal :-)


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