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SubjectRe: [PATCH 0/11] ksm: NUMA trees and page migration
On 01/29/2013 02:49 AM, Izik Eidus wrote:
> On 01/29/2013 01:54 AM, Andrew Morton wrote:
>> On Fri, 25 Jan 2013 17:53:10 -0800 (PST)
>> Hugh Dickins <hughd@google.com> wrote:
>>
>>> Here's a KSM series
>> Sanity check: do you have a feeling for how useful KSM is?
>> Performance/space improvements for typical (or atypical) workloads?
>> Are people using it? Successfully?


BTW, After thinking a bit about the word people, I wanted to see if
normal users of linux
that just download and install Linux (without using special
virtualization product) are able to use it.
So I google little bit for it, and found some nice results from users:
http://serverascode.com/2012/11/11/ksm-kvm.html

But I do agree that it provide justifying value only for virtualization
users...

>
> Hi,
> I think it mostly used for virtualization, I know at least two
> products that it use -
> RHEV - RedHat enterprise virtualization, and my current place (Ravello
> Systems) that use it to do vm consolidation on top of cloud enviorments
> (Run multiple unmodified VMs on top of one vm you get from ec2 /
> rackspace / what so ever), for Ravello it is highly critical in
> achieving high rate
> of consolidation ratio...
>
>>
>> IOW, is it justifying itself?
>



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