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I'm not saying its perfect but it less bad than bouncing to an upstream kernel., running Debian stable is fine on 2 yr old hw, even on hw coming out now Debian stable is already behind.
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Posted Mar 8, 2011 2:48 UTC (Tue) by ejr (subscriber, #51652)
And in response to another comment, for *me* the VM performs much better with respect to my multithreaded jobs than older kernels do. But I also turn off swapping for HPC installations; if you swap, you loose the high-performance part. That does eat a little memory for monitors that *could* be swapped out, but it reduces the perturbation when those monitors happen to trigger during a compute job. Turning off swap doesn't turn off mmap-ing of large data sets, so it's not a huge deal for common apps and helps stop student mistakes from crippling the nodes. Setting the ulimit at a tested maximum keeps the OOM killer at bay (or seems to do so).
But I'm also stuck with RHEL given current employer restrictions. It's not terribly OpenMP-friendly, in my experience, leading to many people griping about how "Linux" sucks.
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