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Re: Hints on kernel config for a dula pII/450 system anyone?

From: Bill Hacker <wbh@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 18 Sep 2006 08:52:02 +0800

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Gergo Szakal wrote:

> Bill Hacker wrote:
>> *BSD folk, unlike Penguins, are generally agnostic.
>>  Use whatever is the best 'fit for the purpose'.
> Using only 1 processor is not enough. An AMD K62/450 is not enough for 
> the amount of traffic going through. theoretically, DF *should* run on 
> this flawlessly, that's why I even bothered reporting (and mde thers 
> bother too :-P).

>> 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.
> I wanted to avoid polluting the group with personal stuff, but machines 
> of this category are not options now. In the future I'll summarize all 
> this crap, translate to English and post somewhere to terrify people. :-)))

We've all been (still are) there w/r the economics.

But when funds are needed elsewhere, and 'run what hardware you have' is 
mandatory, then DFLY would not be the best choice.

For that to change sooner, rather than someday-maybe, best to leave the 'scarce 
resource' DFLY dev team to concentrate on current, reasonably-mainstream hardware.

Hard enough to keep up with 5-week/month-old goods, let alone 5+ *years* old.


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