[lug] RH Performance Question

Mark Aardsma Mark.A.Aardsma at moody.edu
Wed Dec 29 12:33:04 MST 1999

>> Hi All,
>> 	I am running RedHat 6.0 on an i586 with 16MB or ram and 128 MB swap space.
>> I am not running a window manager or any graphical anything. I am using it
>> as a web server and for C++ development. The problem I have is that
>> performance gradually deteriorates over time until I reboot the server. It
>> takes about 5 days for it to become noticeable. I have been watching free
>> memory and that sort of thing in top but it has not provided a whole lot of
>> insight. The most resource intensive things I do are compiling with g++ and
>> especially debugging with gdb. What can I do to avoid having to reboot the
>> server every few days in order to maintain performance?
>> Thanks,
>> Mark Aardsma

>Either upgrade to Red Hat 6.1 or at least upgrade your kernel to
>2.2.13.  This was a kernel problem in the version of the kernel
>shipped with 6.0, which took a while before a fix became available.
>Liz Coolbaugh
>cool at lwn.net

Thanks for the info! How much of my system configuration can I preserve in
an upgrade to 6.1? How do I go about upgrading the kernel, I think that is
the route I would like to take. Do I merely replace a vmlinuz file somewhere? 

Thanks again,

Mark Aardsma

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