Bug 827942

Summary: every upgrade enables 'ksmd'
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: Enrico Scholz <rh-bugzilla>
Component: qemuAssignee: Fedora Virtualization Maintainers <virt-maint>
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>
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Version: 17CC: amit.shah, berrange, cfergeau, crobinso, dwmw2, ehabkost, itamar, knoel, pbonzini, scottt.tw, virt-maint
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Description Enrico Scholz 2012-06-03 18:23:21 EDT
Description of problem:

qemu-common scripts contain

| /bin/systemctl enable ksm.service
| /bin/systemctl enable ksmtuned.service


'ksm' is an expensive service ('expensive' in terms of money: power consumption of an idle machine increases from 36 watt to 40 watt after enabling ksm) without much gain (I have a KVM server with 6 windoze guests but do not see that physical memory usage is reduced after enabling ksm).

Therefore, please make usage of ksm optional and do not enable it at every upgrade.


Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

qemu-common-1.0-17.fc17.x86_64
Comment 1 Cole Robinson 2012-07-10 07:57:46 EDT

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 815156 ***