Which OS best for file serving? Does file AIO increase performance significantly?

Andy nginx-forum at nginx.us
Mon Aug 22 14:58:01 UTC 2011


I'm interested in setting up Nginx server for image serving, mostly
small images such as icons or thumbnails.

Usually I use Linux, but I understand that file AIO doesn't work on
Linux. A few questions:

1) How much performance increase does file AIO realistically provide for
file serving - 10%? 50%? 100%?

2) If the performance increase is significant, which OS do you recommend
for file AIO - FreeBSD, NetBSD, Open BSD, OpenSolaris?

3) Is it a steep learning curve moving from Linux to one of the
aforementioned OS?


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