Anybody knows if RedHat is already supporting this patch on an
J. Andrew Rogers wrote:
On 7/29/05 10:46 AM, "Josh Berkus" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
does anybody have expierence with this machine (4x 875 dual core Opteron
Nope. I suspect that you may be the first person to report in on
dual-cores. There may be special compile issues with dual-cores that
we've not yet encountered.
There was recently a discussion of similar types of problems on a couple of
the supercomputing lists, regarding surprisingly substandard performance
from large dual-core opteron installations.
The problem as I remember it boiled down to the Linux kernel handling
memory/process management very badly on large dual core systems --
pathological NUMA behavior. However, this problem has apparently been fixed
in Linux v2.6.12+, and using the more recent kernel on large dual core
systems generated *massive* performance improvements on these systems for
the individuals with this issue. Using the patched kernel, one gets the
performance most people were expecting.
The v2.6.12+ kernels are a bit new, but they contain a very important
performance patch for systems like the one above. It would definitely be
worth testing if possible.
J. Andrew Rogers
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