Today I got the chance to give Ruby Enterprise Edition a try. We are currently working with a really fun new environment and you do not get better opportunities to try new stuff as when you have a complete new environment thats not in production. So we gave REE a shoot. When compiling REE with got in trouble really fast and this post is about the quick fix to solve it and some of our early performance results.

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Posted in Hosting, Programming, Rails at December 15th, 2008. 9 Comments
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We recently got in trouble with two Gentoo machines that where running under VMware ESX & ESXi.

The hosts froze randomly (Even the console in vmware froze). Especially when putting a little load on the machines. After hours of testing we found that removing virtual CPU’s from the host solved the problem. More that one CPU got the machine to freeze after some time.

!! Unsatisfied solution !! So after a couple of more hours we found a working solution….

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Posted in Hosting, Operatingsystem at November 5th, 2008. 2 Comments
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