[nSLUG] 2.6 kernel performance
crimson at unspeakable.org
Tue Jun 21 20:19:20 ADT 2005
I thought we were discussing kernel performance in 2.4 and 2.6?
Not stability of running a 2.4 or a 2.6 kernel on a old equipment?
kernel performance and system scalability are 2 different areas. That
only connect in 1 area (albeit a big area).
George White wrote:
> On Tue, 21 Jun 2005, Scott Walker wrote:
>>How can you expect better?
>>Kernel 2.6 from the get go was aimed at breaking linux into the
>>enterprise level enviroment. 90% of the changes to the linux kernel have
>>been implented for just this. Your not going to see a huge improvment on
> All depends on how you use your desktop. For our "mission critical"
> remote sensing app, linux on a P4 with 512M ram is almost up to an SGI
> Octane R10k 250mhz with 256M, but falls down when pushed with large files.
> With a 2.4 kernel, falling down generally meant a hard crash. With a 2.6
> kernel the application gets killed. For me that is the difference between
> a usable system and a toy.
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