[nycbug-talk] FreeBSD 5.X, renaming interfaces, and boot scripts
tillman at seekingfire.com
Tue Nov 2 09:28:42 EST 2004
On Mon, Nov 01, 2004 at 09:27:38PM -0500, Trish Lynch wrote:
> I haven't screwed around with the renaming of nics, however its nice to
> know there is someone else crazy enough to run FreeBSD/sparc64 :)
Interestingly, it's been among the most stable of my servers :-)
The ports tree really impressed me. On NetBSD, with pkgsrc, I have
architectures that often won't build ports successfully (Vax is
problematic that way, for example). On FreeBSD, the sparc64 box built
anything I happened to try.
> I have an E250, and its been running great for about a year now as my mail
Oh, nice! I'd love an E250 or E450. Real SCSI (Ultras have IDE),
multiple processors, all good stuff. Too heavy to make buying and
shipping off Ebay worthwhile though :-(
The benchmarks linked to from that page are interesting too. The IDE
interface on the Ultra 5/10 boxes is horribly bogus--I get better
bonnie++ results from an NFS mount than I do from local disk.
Currently, my only multi-CPU machine is a SparcStation 10 with dual Ross
HyperSparc 90s running NetBSD. It's a great little machine, but I'd
prefer bigger iron ;-)
"It is not always the same thing to be a good man and a good citizen."
-- Nicomachean Ethics, 325 B.C. by Aristotle
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