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SubjectRe: Interesting analysis of linux kernel threading by IBM
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Thursday, January 20, 2000 3:14 PM
Peter Rival <frival@zk3.dec.com> wrote :
> No offense, but it is this type of thinking that will keep Linux out of
the
> datacenter. What you must say it is not a typical (or realistic) workload
_for
> me_. Hundreds of tasks is trivial here - we have systems running with
well over
> 100 users actively working that are two or more generations old (that's a
much
> bigger thing for Alpha than for Intel). On our newer systems we fully
expect
> hundreds, if not thousands, of tasks. The more commercially accepted
Linux
> becomes, the more common large configurations are going to be, and we
should be
> thinking about that now - not when we're being shot all over creation for
not
> doing what everyone said we could (ala WinNT).
>

I can only agree here given that there are practically no costs to sustain
under normal situations.
And improvements are concrete under high load.

Cheers,
Davide.

--
Debian, the freedom in freedom.



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