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Re: ksmd - what is expected behavior?



On Tue, Oct 27, 2009 at 9:10 AM, Mark McLoughlin <markmc redhat com> wrote:
> On Tue, 2009-10-27 at 09:08 -0700, Tom London wrote:
> ...
>> But I notice that "ksm" appears off:
>>
>> [root tlondon init.d]# service ksm status
>> ksm is not running
>> [root tlondon init.d]# service ksmtuned status
>> ksmtuned (pid  2559) is running...
>> [root tlondon init.d]#
>>
>> Interesting tuning.... ;)
>>
>> Any idea what is going on?
>
> Yes, because ksmd (a kernel thread) is enabled by default, the ksm init
> script isn't needed to enable it currently
>
> However, in 2.6.32, ksmd is disabled by default and the ksm init script
> will be needed to enable it
>
> Cheers,
> Mark.
>
>
OK.  So is the "reasonable" setup to have "ksmtuned" enabled (to disable "ksm")?

Or is it necessary to manually run "service ksmtuned start" manually.....

tom
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Tom London


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