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Infrastructure Linux News for Oct 14, 2001

  • O'Reilly Network: Proper Filesystem Layout (Oct 14, 2001, 23:05)
    "It isn't immediately obvious, but filesystem layout can also have a significant impact on system performance. The first cylinders of a disk -- the cylinders at the outer edge -- are spinning the fastest and thus provide the best performance, but you also need to keep in mind the parts of the disk where the disk head will spend the most time."

  • Help Net Security: Linux system administration - A user's guide [Book review] (Oct 14, 2001, 17:03)
    "..for newbies in system adminstration, it's sometimes hard to orientate in the wast oceans of documentations, how-to's, manual pages and other forms of knowledge awailable at any time. And for any seasoned admin, it's pretty much handy to have useful data gathered in one place, not to mention a welcome refresher for those brain cells filled with so much information one could get lost in. This is the situation when books come into the spotlight."