[bf1942] windows vs linux

-=Psykoral=- psykoral at comcast.net
Sun Oct 19 02:17:28 EDT 2003

I run a dual P3 933 with a gig of ram and 
2 9GB 10,000 RPM SCSI 3 drives... and a another IDE
for storage. Runs all the servers damn well, and
of course I've configured the machine to run a ton
of other processes, but only what is nessisary... 
it really breaks down to what you NEED running vs. 
what comes installed by default... that's
the same with Windows too though.


-----Original Message-----
From: Tristan Gulyas [mailto:zardoz at shafted.com.au] 
Sent: Saturday, October 18, 2003 10:40 PM
To: bf1942 at icculus.org
Subject: Re: [bf1942] windows vs linux

(slightly off topic, but still on-topic, in a way...)

*time to delurk*

> Right now I have
> 2 Desert Combat servers (running on the latest bf1942_linux build)
> A True Combat server, Medal of Honor server and 4 Counter Strike
> And the machine isn't even budging...

What sort of specs?  CPU, mobo? How much RAM? SCSI, Serial ATA or IDE?

We run lots of servers in a LAN environment.  That means that we're
running our servers at close to full capacity for competitions and so
Our server platform is Linux on nForce2 systems with ATA disks.

We've found we can't run more than two 12 player CS servers on an Athlon
2500+/512MB/40GB without them chugging and having random ping spikes.
you, on a LAN, and dealing with fussy CS competition players, the
of such a situation is terrible.

Interestingly enough, I get pings of around 6-7 on an empty CS server on
these machines when running Windows on the sever.  Boot into Linux, and
ping becomes 18.  Oh, might I add - we had no trouble running four CS
servers per machine at our most recent LAN with each server at full load
under Windows.  Yeah, it was swapping a little, but we got the job done
and no lag spikes!

I love Linux for the ease of administration and management but it seems
*something* just isn't up to scratch here.

Am I doing something wrong?

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