[CentOS-virt] VMWare Server -- Which Kernel is Best

Sat Feb 9 17:15:23 UTC 2008
John Thomas <gmane-2006-04-16 at jt-socal.com>

I read http://bugs.centos.org/view.php?id=2189
Summary: CentOS is not getting optimal performance in a virtualized 
environment and on slow cpus
but I am not sure I understand the current best practice.  Your thoughts 
would be appreciated.

Options as I see them:
1. Run kernel-vm-2.6.18-53.1.4.el5 with clocksource=pit until the 
excellent CentOS team builds the latest kernel into a VM kernel (This is 
working for me now).
2. Run kernel-2.6.18-53.1.6.el5 with divider=10 and hope the clock does 
not go fast (I have not tried this).

John Thomas