DragonFly users List (threaded) for 2006-09
Re: Hints on kernel config for a dula pII/450 system anyone?
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Gergo Szakal wrote:
> Bill Hacker wrote:
>> Might sound harsh, but you'd be time and money (electric bill alone)
>> ahead to scrap that PII/450 antique.
> You are absolutely right, if this were an option, I'd do it, but this is
> not my machine, a friend asked me to set this up as a filtering bridge
> for him, and I wanted to install an OS that is a) capable of powerful
> packet filtering, b) has good SMP support (otherwise I'd have installed
> OpenBSD and forget, but now that's harsh :-P).
*BSD folk, unlike Penguins, are generally agnostic.
Use whatever is the best 'fit for the purpose'.
> I'll convince the guy to get another machine, but TBH I'd like to try
> out DF in a production environment on a multiprocessor machine.
Therein lies justification for (perhaps), a mere Intel Dual-Core 3 GHz at
'remaindered' just-obsoleted silicon prices. Cheaper than latest' Intel and AMD-64.
Irish Alzheimer's here - so ISTR that DFLY is not entirely au fait with AMD-64
SMP hardware, but IS with Intel P6/Xeon SMP?
(someone who is more current will smack me with a cluebat in a moment)