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

Richard Kearsley Richard.Kearsley at m247.com
Tue Aug 23 07:50:31 UTC 2011

In my experience (very similar usage to you) aio on freebsd made slim to no difference over standard setup on Linux so I stuck with Linux which is what I know best

On 22 Aug 2011, at 15:58, Andy <nginx-forum at nginx.us> wrote:

> Hi,
> 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?
> Thanks.
> Posted at Nginx Forum: http://forum.nginx.org/read.php?2,214148,214148#msg-214148
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