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

Sat Feb 9 17:57:30 UTC 2008
Johnny Hughes <johnny at centos.org>

John Thomas wrote:
> 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).

there is a kernel-vm for 2.6.18-53.1.6.el5 now too


... however, if you need NFS then you will what to use 
2.6.18-53.1.4.el5, see this bug:


Johnny Hughes

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