[SunRescue] Solaris 8 on a sparcstation 10
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Mon Feb 19 18:02:22 CST 2001
On Mon, 19 Feb 2001, P.A.Osborne wrote:
> I have managed to upgrade my Sparcstation 10 to 2 x 50mhz CPUs each
> with 1MB of cache and 224MB RAM.
> I know its not the quickest machine on the planet as I have been
> running OpenBSD on it with one CPU (it doesnt do MP) and 96MB RAM
> but its been usable as a web server/perl script tester/foot rest.
> Since I have acquired the extra CPU and the extra RAM and bearing
> in mind I wont be running X, is it worth me putting Solaris 8
> on as I know that will use the extra CPU?
I would say yes. With 224MB of RAM you have more than enough to soak up
any increase in OS footprint, and if you're not running X/CDE the biggest
Solaris memory-suck is gone right off the bat. You can always leave
OpenBSD on there and switch back and forth to see what you like.
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