[GNHLUG] [DLSLUG-Announce] TONIGHT: Improving Linux Disk Performance - DLSLUG Monthly Meeting - 2009-03-05

Bill McGonigle bill at bfccomputing.com
Thu Mar 5 03:56:52 EST 2009

[ Dinner is at EBA's at 5:30.  RSVP if you're coming. ]

               Dartmouth-Lake Sunapee Linux User Group
               a chapter of GNHLUG - http://gnhlug.org

The next regular monthly meeting of the DLSLUG will be held:

                  Thursday, March 5th, 7-9PM
at:            Dartmouth College, Haldeman 041

                All are welcome, free of charge.


7:00  Sign-in, networking

7:15  Introductory remarks

7:20  Improving Linux Disk Performance
         presented by Bill Stearns

       We'll cover some common disk performance problems and show some
       practical solutions: adding RAM, ionice, noatime, journal
       options, tmpfs and ramdisk, RAID, defragmentation, swappiness,
       RAM and flash media, and different filesystems. While some are
       involved and take some planning ahead, a few others are one or
       two line changes that can quickly improve responsiveness and
       bandwidth. Anyone is welcome to attend. While some of the
       concepts apply to other operating systems, the practical steps
       are specific to Linux.

       Bill is a System Administrator at Dartmouth College and
       consultant for Intelguardians. He is a content author and
       faculty member at the SANS Institute, teaching both the Linux
       System Administration and Perimeter Security tracks. Bill's
       background is in network and operating system security; he
       was the chief architect of one commercial and two open source
       firewalls and is an active contributor to multiple projects in
       the Linux development effort. His spare time is spent
       coordinating and feeding a major antispam blacklist, and
       assisting the technical community as a volunteer Incident
       Handler for the Internet Storm Center.

       Bill's articles and tools can be found in SysAdmin magazine,
       online journals, and at http://www.stearns.org .

8:50  Roundtable Exchange - where the attendees can make
         announcements or ask a Linux/FLOSS question of the group.


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