Gentoo Archives: gentoo-performance

From: Geisel Sierote <geisel@×××××××.br>
To: gentoo-performance@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-performance] xeon server
Date: Mon, 04 Jul 2005 12:01:42
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-performance] xeon server by Chris S
Hi Chris!

The server:
  • Hardware SCSI RAID 1
  • no LVM2
  • no SATA
  • The motherboard:
               product: SE7501BR2
               vendor: Intel
               version: A95686-506

The backup will be stored in data tapes.

Chris S wrote:
Geisel Sierote wrote:


This is better:

I'm installing gentoo - kernel 2.6.x in a server with the specifications
above. This will be an apache + php 5.0 + mysql 4.1 server. The server
will be instaled on an internal network.

no problems there so long as php5 and mysql are stable enough for you
(which they should be by now although msql in portage still at 4.0)

2 x Intel(R) Xeon(TM) CPU 2.66GHz

don't know how much data you're actually storing, but opterons perform
better at DB than xeons, but this is still a powerful system


get as much ram as you can. if you're making lots of mysql transactions
store as much as you can in ram rather than from hdd.


software or hardware raid? LVM2?

1 HD IDE 80 GB

need to be hot swappable? SATA? what about external USB? can you afford
downtime? is this your only backup?

what mainboard are you using? PSU?


*Geisel Sebrão Sierote*
_geisel@×××××××.br_ <mailto://geisel@×××××××.br>
*4up Soluções Corporativas* <>

Anthony Gorecki wrote:


(apologies if this is delivered twice)


It's unlikely that someone would take the time to analyze your new computer 
system and make blind suggestions. You'd have better luck asking a specific 
question, preferably after doing some research of your own. See 

Secondly, extracting some header information from your message:

X-Filtering-Reason: No text/plain message body was present.
X-Filtering-Reason: The message contained data that was of an illegal content
X-Karma: -2

and after briefly scanning your message (in unrendered markup form), here are 
a few suggestions:

- Send your mail in plain text format. Many of the Gentoo developers and users 
on this mailing list can read HTML text without having it rendered, but 
they're more likely to simply send your message on an instantaneous trip to 
the trash; many mail filters will do this automatically (mine included).

- Don't waste message space by sending virtual business cards (the "illegal 
content type" mentioned in the second filtering header). If you need to 
provide information about yourself, add a web address to your signature; save 
us the trouble of looking at data that's of no interest. If someone wants 
more information, they'll search the web or visit the website that you've 
listed in your signature.

- Be concise. Basic information about the computer is useful. A raw dump of 
data, spanning your entire device subsystem, is not. This is also, from a 
security standpoint, potentially unwise.




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Subject Author
Re: [gentoo-performance] xeon server Chris S <taskara@××××××××××××.net>