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eWeek: Storage, SMP get much better in Linux 2.4 kernel

Jan 29, 2001, 21:09 (11 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Timothy Dyck)

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"The Linux 2.4 kernel is the first kernel the enterprise helped build, and it shows. Driven by the demands of enterprise customers, enterprise applications and intensive benchmarking (some of which was carried out by eWeek Labs), the Linux 2.4 kernel has far more of an enterprise focus than ever before."

"In particular, storage manageability, capacity increases and SMP (symmetric multiprocessing) are the key areas where the new kernel takes dramatic strides beyond its 2.2 predecessor."

"What's still needed overall is a journaling file system (which is almost out: Linus Torvalds has added the Naming System Venture development group's journaling file system, ReiserFS, to the upcoming 2.4.1 kernel release); certified high-security versions of Linux; more support among enterprise management software vendors; greater directory integration and policy-based management to allow central administration of groups of machines at once; and more consistent, complete graphical system administration tools."

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