[nycbug-talk] call for RAM donation for Mirror box

George Rosamond george at ceetonetechnology.com
Sun Feb 19 08:26:48 EST 2012

On 02/19/12 00:24, Isaac Levy wrote:
> On Feb 18, 2012, at 9:29 PM, George Rosamond wrote:
>> On 02/18/12 20:14, Izaac wrote:
>>> On Sat, Feb 18, 2012 at 06:26:03PM -0500, George Rosamond wrote:
>>>> The box can take up to 32G, but we'd be more than happy to
>>>> bring it up to 8G or so.
>>> Uhh, why?  Did FTP/HTTP/rsync file transfer suddenly become a
>>> memory intensive operation while I wasn't looking?
>> No.  But it affords us the possibility of using the box and storage
>> for other purposes.
>> Besides, we're asking if anyone has it around, we're not asking for
>> cash to buy it.
> After having run FreeBSD/cvsup internal mirrors for years, as well as
> large filesystems, as well as ZFS filesystems, I can definitely think
> of a ton of great uses for the memory...
> Even if having 8gb memory means that the disks can hum along using
> ZFS, the time-saving features for those donating their time to
> administer the boxes is well worth it.
> my .02¢

Oh, yeah.  We're using ZFS too. . .  that's the reason we do *really*
need to be up to 8G.


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