Re: Linux decent performance

Nathan Bryant (
Fri, 6 Dec 1996 08:34:18 -0500 (EST)

On Fri, 6 Dec 1996, Chai Harjo wrote:

> Hi all,
> I forward the article from news group.
> Check below.
> Is this true?
> Chai Harjo
> ===========
> Re: Sybase for Linux? ( (Scott Gray), 0:29)
> In article <>,
> Ram Kalapatapu <> wrote:
> >
> >Does anybody know of an important contact at Sybase I can talk to about
> >a port of Sybase SQL Server to Linux? I think Sybase is loosing an
> >important business oppurtunity by ignoring the second most popular
> >flavor of UNIX. I would also like to hear from fellow netters about their
> >views on Linux as a dataserver platform especially in light of the
> >significant changes in 2.x version of the kernel.
> Unfortunately, from my understanding of the recent Linux kernel, there
> are several features missing in order to make Linux a viable platform
> for SQL Server, the largest being the lack of async i/o, raw partition
> devices, and locking shared memory. None of these are required in order
> to get SQL Server to run, however they are required to get anything
> resembling descent performance and reliability on the platform.

I don't know about asynchronous I/O and locking shared memory, but linux
does support raw partition devices, and always has.

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