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is linux ready for databases ? (Ziff Davis article on Oracle and Linux)

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-----Original Message-----
From: Gregory S. Williamson
Sent: Monday, August 25, 2003 2:28 PM
To: 'p************@postgresql.org'

One of our sysads sent this link ... wondering if there is any comment on it from the world of actual users of linux and a database.


Greg Williamson
DBA GlobeXplorer LLC

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Nov 11 '05 #1
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On Tue, 2003-08-26 at 08:47, Mike Mascari wrote:
Gregory S. Williamson wrote:
One of our sysads sent this link ... wondering if there
is any comment on it from the world of actual users
of linux and a database.


I found the following paragraph humorous:

"A key component that needs further development is the threading model
used by the system kernel, Binstock said. Multithreading is crucial to
running an enterprise database. Without it, a database would have to
handle every data query as it comes in, keeping all other queries
waiting in queue, since the system would be incapable of parallel

Absolutely. Multi-threaded OSs are a lot younger than enterprise-
level multi-user databases...

Ron Johnson, Jr. ro***********@cox.net
Jefferson, LA USA

"(Women are) like compilers. They take simple statements and
make them into big productions."
Pitr Dubovitch
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