It seems like the question On a dedicated database server, how much memory to reserve for the OS? should be tagged for a particular OS and database. How can the "Best" answer bubble to the top unless the question is for a particular OS and database? Which of these answers is best?
- 2-4 GB on Windows/SQL Server.
- 200 MB on Linux.
- 10-20% on MySQL
Certainly not every question requires OS and database tags, but this seems like one that can't adequately be answered with clarity without them.
If it were any other OP I would probably just add a Windows and SQL-Server tag and be done with it, but given the poster I thought I would get feedback from the community.