Re: TPC-C benchmark used standard RH kernel

From: Dave Hansen (
Date: Thu Sep 19 2002 - 13:14:53 EST

Bond, Andrew wrote:
> I believe I need to clarify my earlier posting about kernel features that
> gave the benchmark a boost. The kernel that we used in the benchmark was an
> unmodified Red Hat Advanced Server 2.1 kernel. We did tune the kernel via
> standard user space tuning, but the kernel was not patched. HP, Red Hat, and
> Oracle have worked closely together to make sure that the features I
> mentioned were in the Advanced Server kernel "out of the box."

Have you done much profiling of that kernel? I'm sure a lot of people would be
very interested to see even readprofile results from a piece of the cluster
during a TPC run.

Dave Hansen

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