Forum OpenACS Q&A: Response to "Goldie locks" Server size/type to max out a home DSL line

> Promise IDE controllers now work with Linux though I'm not sure 
> the code's in commercial distributions yet (you may have to find 
> the appropriate patches/drivers yourself). 

RedHat Linux 7.1 includes the Promise drivers. I recently upgraded my system (PIII 500MHz, 384MB mem, 20GB IDE RAID1) from RH 6.2 to 7.1, and I was able to use my Promise UDMA IDE controller -- RH 7.1 found it without drama.

Between the RedHat upgrade and using the UDMA controller, the requests-per second on my OpenACS system jumped from ~6.5 RPS to as high as ~30 RPS for static pages, and ~12 RPS for dynamic pages w/ ~2 DB queries.