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Linux HugeTLBfs: Improve MySQL Database Application Performance

Applications that perform a lot of memory accesses (several GBs) may obtain performance improvements by using large pages due to reduced Translation Lookaside Buffer (TLB) misses. HugeTLBfs is memory management feature offered in Linux kernel, which is valuable for applications that use a large virtual address space. It is especially useful for database applications such as MySQL, Oracle and others. Other server software that uses the prefork or similar (e.g. Apache web server) model will also benefit.

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How to: Prevent a fork bomb by limiting user process

Earlier, I wrote about a fork bomb. A few readers like to know about getting protection against a fork bomb:

How do I protect my system from a fork bomb under a Linux system? How to stop a fork bomb on a RHEL or CentOS Linux?

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