FreeBSD 6.1 Performance Tuning
Just a note for myself to tune FreeBSD OS for better performance.
Every partition of the disk will required different usage. For example webserver needs a lot reading and database needs read and write. Beside that, /var is a place to keep logs/transactions/mail and etc, require a lot of read and write too. It will be better if every disk partition for its own needs. Usually I do;
2G – /swap
2G – /var
5G – /www
10G – /db
5G – /usr
10G – /
the rest of the disk – /home
Size of a disk partition is depend on your own needs.
Syscontrol – sysctl
net.inet.tcp.sendspace/net.inet.tcp.recvspace – Tune this if you are running heavy traffic web server. Its control the send/receive buffer space for any TCP connection.
kern.ipc.somaxconn – Default somaxconn is 128, it’s not suitable running on heavy webserver, increase it to higher value cater your needs. Mine default is always set to 1024.
kern.maxfiles – If you running large database server, increase of kern.maxfiles will enhance your database server performance. Use kern.openfiles to determine current openfiles value on server.
Besides what you have mentioned above, you should look into :-
oh btw thanks for the belated birthday greeting 🙂