AMI megaraid performance (was: RE: Dell release of Redhat 7.2 )

Gonyou, Austin austin at coremetrics.com
Fri Nov 9 13:40:00 CST 2001


Damn right :) 

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Austin Gonyou
Systems Architect, CCNA
Coremetrics, Inc.
Phone: 512-796-9023
email: austin at coremetrics.com 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Arjan van de Ven [mailto:arjanv at redhat.com]
> Sent: Friday, November 09, 2001 2:27 PM
> To: Gonyou, Austin
> Cc: 'Seth Mos'; Matt_Domsch at dell.com; Linux-PowerEdge at dell.com
> Subject: Re: AMI megaraid performance (was: RE: Dell release of Redhat
> 7.2)
> 
> 
> > > The 2.4.9-12 kernel is the RedHat kernel that was released as
> > > a security
> > > update.
> > > The 2.4.14 kernel is the linus kernel. The filesystem is XFS
> > > on both versions.
> 
> Ehmmmm
> That is NOT a Red Hat kernel, if you are using XFS. It's an SGI XFS
> kernel, 
> which is versioned by SGI to resemble the version of the Red 
> Hat kernel.
> However 
> it has a different VM and has several other things changed; it's
> therefore incorrect 
> to use SGI XFS's kernel for performance measurement and then 
> attributing
> that to the 
> real Red Hat Linux kernel.
> 
> I know SGI often tries to project the appearance of being the Red Hat
> Linux kernel
> so that people think they benefit from Red Hat's testing and bugfixes;
> however this is a false
> use of the Red Hat brand. (The changes made by SGI to the Red 
> Hat Linux
> kernel codebase,
> such as using known broken compilers, basically invalidate 
> all testing). 
> 
> Greetings,
>    Arjan van de Ven
> 



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