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Old 03-25-2004, 06:39 AM   #1
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Performance tweaks


I rent a Debian Linux server with the following specs:
AMD XP 2500+
1.5Gb DDR400 RAM
120Gb HDD (7200rpm/8Mb cache)

and currently using it to host gameservers on. What are the best performance tweaks that could be done? (apart from hard drive)
 
Old 03-25-2004, 01:42 PM   #2
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2.6 kernel with critical components compiled in (not as modules) could speed things up a bit.
I'd also check your hdparm settings (make sure dma is on, 32 bit blah blah).
Make sure you're not running any services you don't need.
Try switching off swap. This may or may not do anything useful (and I await flames for suggesting this) since you've got plent of RAM.

Umm, that's all I can think of just now.

Dave
 
Old 03-25-2004, 05:59 PM   #3
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What about network tweaks?
 
Old 03-26-2004, 05:49 AM   #4
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You could remove timestamps from TCP/IP and save a few bytes in each packet. I can't remember how this is done, but I've done it before, so I know it's possible.

Have a look at http://www.speedguide.net/analyzer.php and see what they suggest.

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