[CentOS] Oracle and kernel 2.6 vs 2.4 performance question

Mon Feb 6 16:15:45 UTC 2006
Chris Mauritz <chrism at imntv.com>

Benjamin J. Weiss wrote:
> All,
> We're currently running Oracle 9i on a RHEL AS 2.1 installation.  We 
> need to upgrade to Oracle 10g, and I've half-way convinced my boss to 
> upgrade to RHEL 4 (we're still discussing AS vs ES, since we're 
> running 2 HT processors...).
> Anyway, I want to upgrade because of EOL issues whenever RHEL 5 comes 
> out, but before he okays me wiping the server and installing 4, he 
> wants to know if we're going to get any specific benefits out of 
> upgrading the OS.  I recall that the 2.6 kernel did a bunch of 
> optimization stuff, but is there anything in there that would affect 
> the performance of Oracle 10g?
> And if so, are there any web sites to which I can direct him?  So far 
> my googling hasn't been very productive.  Maybe I'm using the wrong 
> search terms.

Here's a somewhat dated comparison for your PHB to peruse....