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Linux 2.6.38 Boosts Performance

Mar 17, 2011, 00:13 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sean Michael Kerner)

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"The second major Linux kernel release of 2011 is now available, offering open source users enhanced performance over its predecessors.

"The Linux 2.6.38 kernel goes a step beyond what Linux developers provided in the 2.6.37 kernel released earlier this year, by eliminating the last main global lock, which further unlocks Linux performance.

"'There are many performance enhancements that went into 2.6.38, Transparent Hugepages is one of those noticeable features,' Tim Burke, vice president of Linux Engineering at Red Hat told InternetNews.com. 'To give you a better idea of how important Red Hat considers transparent hugepages, Red Hat led the initial upstream implementation in the timeframe to include in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6. We continue to evolve the types of memory use cases to be fully covered by transparent hugepages.'"

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