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Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Administration: Real World Skills for Red Hat Administrators by Sander van Vugt

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Glossary

A

active memory

This is memory that has recently been used by the kernel and that can be accessed relatively fast.

anchor value

This is a value used in performance optimization that can be used as the default value to which the results of performance tests can be compared.

anticipatory scheduler

This is the I/O scheduler that tries to predict the next read operation. In particular, this scheduler is useful in optimizing read requests.

authoritative name servers

In DNS, this is a name server that has the authority to give information about resource records that are in the DNS database.

automount

This is a system implemented using the autofs daemon and that allows file systems to be mounted automatically when they are needed.

B

Bash

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