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Re: Updating Development Version on Slow machines from another Fast machine

From: Sepherosa Ziehau <sepherosa@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 12 May 2011 14:39:09 +0800

On Thu, May 12, 2011 at 2:23 PM, Siju George <sgeorge.ml@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> I have a Backup Server on another Floor.
> It runs on Qemu with the OS on a qcow2 Virtual Disk ( file ) and
> Backup Data on Two Physical Disks.
> It mirrors from Master PFSes  on backup server on another floor. Also
> It's own master PFSes are backed up by the slaves on the other one.
> ===============================================
> load averages:  0.90,  0.56,  0.25;               up 0+00:14:46        06:17:01
> 28 processes: 2 running, 28 active
> CPU states: 62.1% user,  0.0% nice, 36.1% system,  0.5% interrupt,  1.4% idle
> Memory: 36M Active, 938M Inact, 182M Wired, 94M Buf, 1843M Free
> Swap: 1734M Total, 1734M Free
> ===============================================
> Make Build takes a very long time on it Some times more than 8 hours.
> Possibly due to the Poor perfaomance on the UnderLying REAL Hardware.
> In order to update it is it enough that I rsync /usr/src  and
> /usr/obj/usr/src from the faster server after building 'world' and
> 'kernel' and then run only
> # make installkernel KERNCONF=GENERIC && make installworld && make
> upgrade && reboot
> If not what it the best way to update a slower machine?

I usually buildworld on the fastest box around me then cpdup the
/usr/obj to the relative slow boxes.  However, I still let slow boxes
compile their own kernels.

Best Regards,

Tomorrow Will Never Die

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