[ic] mod_interchange and Apache MaxClients

Steve icdev at mrlock.com
Fri Nov 18 10:29:44 EST 2005

> > It's a time, motivation, and "don't fix it if it ain't broke"
> scenario.
> >
> > But, I do foresee a 5.3.x in the near future...
> Agreed, we actually re-launched the site on RHEL v3 Update 1, Perl
> 5.8.x, latest mysql, etc.  However there were big problems with SCSI and
> our raid card in that release and the server completely stopped
> responding after only being up for a few days.  It took over a year for
> Redhat to come up with anything close to a fix, they had implemented
> "improvements" in the SCSI subsystem which wrecked havoc on mostly DELL
> systems.  All the while we sat on a perfectly good box because Redhat
> mucked things up.  Since then we've been real apprehensive to switch to
> any new OS.
> We will be attempting the switch over to the new server, new os and new
> IC when we finish the site redesign/recode.

I did upgrade our Mysql server from Redhat 7.1 to one of the latest Gentoo
Linux AMD64 builds, and it has been rock solid for about a year now - it has
a hardware raid card for our hard drive array, but I have had no experience
with the SCSI drives. Gentoo does takes a little getting used to, with the
updates/emerge packages - but I enjoy working in the environment now.
I've also installed IC 5.2 for our internal sever (Gentoo Linux x86), with
very little effort, and it has been working flawlessly as well. If Gentoo
doesn't have a driver for the scsi it would surprise me, but It seem like
Gentoo drivers, and upgrades appear much quicker than Redhat. I quit using
Redhat when the switched their modus operandi.

Someone was working on a complete IC setup package for Gentoo, but haven't
heard much about that lately.

Good Luck,
Steve Graham

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