[nycbug-talk] FreeBSD 5.X, renaming interfaces, and boot scripts

Tillman Hodgson tillman
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
> server.

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 ;-)


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    -- Nicomachean Ethics, 325 B.C. by Aristotle

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