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#51 2020-08-24 19:15:47

Registered: 2020-07-19
Posts: 77  

Re: What other distro are you using (besides devuan)?

Head_on_a_Stick wrote:

EDIT: for a rough example of this compare OpenBSD's grep.c (487 sloc) with GNU's grep.c (2177 sloc).

First, let me say that I have never used any of the BSDs and know very little about them. Although I disagree with the BSD license which allows entities to take BSD code without contributing any changes back, I have the utmost respect for Theo de Raadt who is largely responsible for a tool I use every day - OpenSSH.

I learned of BSD grep performance issues when I wrote a script on my netbook using grep to process a large data set. When I gave the script to an Apple Mac user, I got a complaint of slow performance. This puzzled me because the Apple Mac had a much more powerful CPU than my netbook. Then I came across a thread similar to this one here and it all made sense.

The only reason I can think of to encourage BSD grep  usage over GNU grep is if you are a cloud operator billing by CPU usage smile

Last edited by Vernon (2020-08-24 19:17:58)


#52 2020-08-25 15:16:23

From: London
Registered: 2019-03-24
Posts: 964  

Re: What other distro are you using (besides devuan)?

OpenBSD is always going to be slower than Linux because the developers prioritise security over features — for example their kernel is still mostly big-locked[0].

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#53 2020-09-15 14:49:09

From: Noreg
Registered: 2017-07-07
Posts: 50  

Re: What other distro are you using (besides devuan)?

I have two computers running Devuan and one very old one running SuSE 9.1; the SuSE one is for nostalgic reasons, I was on SuSE for 13 years or so.


#54 2020-09-15 17:10:43

Registered: 2017-05-29
Posts: 82  

Re: What other distro are you using (besides devuan)?

Hyperbola and thats about it. wink
My Devuan laptop is an x230 thinkpad with intel me disabled and coreboot on it. 
The laptop i using now is a thinkpad x200 with libreboot.  Hyperbola is on it.

Voidlinux is good except for one thing... I don't like that they have a very new kernel.  Also, no linux-libre option. hmm

Devuan at least has that option thanks to

Unrelated to devuan, but it is an option. wink

I now use i3-wm for most of my laptops, except the x230 thinkpad which I use xfce4 on.


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