I've begun benchmarking Cacheboy-1.4. The details are available at http://www.cacheboy.net/benchmarks.html. They aren't spectacular - I'm mainly doing them to keep track on development and make sure I'm not introducing regressions anywhere.
I'm not all that happy with 50% CPU (on one CPU too!) at 500 req/sec. Alas, thats what I have to work with - I can't push these disks nor the polygraph hosts any harder at the present time. Maybe if I spent two weeks fixing polygraph so it used kqueue() instead of poll() ..