So, one thing I learned after doing tech support for a while is that not many people know how to tune linux based servers. The info out there on the net is hard to find (though there are some excellent resources once you find them...). And people tend to result to repeating random bits of info that may or may not be useful.
So, I finally got around to writing up some of the info I've picked up over the years. Much of it has come from picking the brains of ThoseThatMakeThingsFast (hey zab).
Hopefully, this Linux System Tuning will prove useful to someone.
It's not complete, there are probably errors in it, it has a painful lack of real numbers to back up the claims, and some of it is soon to be outdated. But then, whats new?
And note, most of this is geared towards getting good benchmark numbers, or for helping the occasional ExtremeNetworking case you encounter in the real world. A lot of it isnt really geared for your run of the mill overpowered underbandwidth'ed webserver serving up a few thousand measly hits a day.
btw: Doom on my camera now has sound support as well.Whee!