[CentOS] Centos 6 - What are you looking forward to?

Sun Mar 6 13:50:58 UTC 2011
Pasi Kärkkäinen <pasik at iki.fi>

On Fri, Mar 04, 2011 at 03:33:10PM -0500, Kwan Lowe wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 4, 2011 at 3:11 PM, John R Pierce <pierce at hogranch.com> wrote:
> > IBM Power servers since the Power4+ CPU (they are up to Power7 now) have
> > hardware partitioning support, commonly known as LPAR.  LPAR can be
> > divided in units of 1/10th of a CPU.   The software to manage this is
> > now called PowerVM (its been called other names in the past, not all
> > polite).
> [informative text snipped]
> Yes, it is some nice stuff...
> In particular, having the hardware partitioning capability plays nice
> with Oracle licensing. Under KVM or Xen we still have to license the
> entire system.  This probably won't change with the newer kvm, but one
> can hope.

It's kind of funny since OracleVM *is* Xen, and it's counted as
"hardware partitioning" :)

-- Pasi

> On the Linux side I would like to see how KSM (kernel memory merge)
> stacks up against memory compression on the Power7 side. Not sure if
> this made it into RHEL6, but hope springs eternal...
> Storage management is always a big issue for me.  AIX has some really
> great tools for managing disks. In Linux the LUN, block and fs layer
> are still relatively decoupled which gives an enormous amount of
> flexibility but certain types of changes require multiple commands on
> Linux.
> On the desktop side I've been running RHEL6 as my primary environment
> since release. Transition was easy. My old kickstart files needed
> tweaking, but so far it's been a breeze.
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