I was running Debian Sarge (64bit), and a few Counter-Strike Source servers, I had no problem at all and they was running smooth.
Recently I installed Arch (i686) on the server and the CSS servers are laggy, while playing you get frequent lag spikes...
$ uname -a Linux r0xb0x 2.6.17-ARCH #1 SMP PREEMPT Sat Sep 9 07:32:55 CEST 2006 i686 AMD Athlon(tm) 64 Processor 4000+ AuthenticAMD GNU/Linux
I was running 2.6.7(?) on Debian, so I'm thinking its the 2.6.17 kernel, should I try a differant flavor like beyond/archck/vanilla?
The FPS fluctuatates from 120 - 250, I could'nt tell you what it was like on Debian.
Is there a custom kernel for gaming? Or one that would suite my needs better, or should I compile my own?
I have the same problem. I had debian installed and CSS server ran smooth. I changed to Arch and I got the lag spikes. I didn't try to fix this. I just stopped using CSS server
ut99 and ut2004 servers run very smooth.
Try using one of the kernels patched with the CK patchset (beyond, ck) and see if this improves the performance. My gaming performance is much better with these kernels. I'm not hosting a server, tho.
I'm trying to compile my own kernel, and I can't get pass "make install":
[root@r0xb0x linux-188.8.131.52]# make install sh /usr/src/linux-184.108.40.206/arch/i386/boot/install.sh 220.127.116.11eth0 arch/i386/boot/bzImage System.map "/boot" Fatal: open /dev/hda: Read-only file system make: *** [install] Error 1 make: *** [install] Error 2
Some reason it's using /dev/hda, yet all my hard-drives are SATA (/dev/sda), why's it using /dev/hda. I Google'd, couldn't find anything...