r3297 - trunk/varnish-cache/redhat

ingvar at projects.linpro.no ingvar at projects.linpro.no
Wed Oct 15 01:29:49 CEST 2008

Author: ingvar
Date: 2008-10-15 01:29:49 +0200 (Wed, 15 Oct 2008)
New Revision: 3297

A note on jemalloc and ppc for the rpm package

Modified: trunk/varnish-cache/redhat/README.redhat
--- trunk/varnish-cache/redhat/README.redhat	2008-10-14 20:28:26 UTC (rev 3296)
+++ trunk/varnish-cache/redhat/README.redhat	2008-10-14 23:29:49 UTC (rev 3297)
@@ -40,9 +40,24 @@
 To gain actual value from varnish, you may want to move the listening
 port to port 80, and your webserver to 8080 or similar.
+Running with jemalloc on ppc or ppc64 on fedora: Edit and recompile
+To get a package through to Fedora, it has to build in Red Hat's Koji
+build environment. Their ppc and ppc64 builders run mock on a RHEL
+ppc64 kernel. Our use of jemalloc does not work on this kernel, and
+the build stays unsuccessful. As ppc64 is not the primary target of
+varnish development, it may take some time to get this bug fixed. 
+To get the package through to Fedora, jemalloc is disabled in the ppc
+and ppc64 builds. 
+Now, varnish with jemalloc enabled is known to work at least on the
+ppc (32bit) kernel in Fedora 9. If you run on ppc, and have a workload
+that suits jemalloc better, you might want to change the specfile and
+recompile.  We would very much like feedback from anyone running
+varnish on Fedora's own ppc64 kernel.
 Building a RPM package from SVN
 You may build the package from a svn checkout. Follow the instructions
 at http://varnish.projects.linpro.no/wiki/Repository to get the
 source. Then enter the trunk directory and edit

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