[SunRescue] Re: Recommend starter Sun?
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Thu Mar 22 06:21:10 CST 2001
Gregory Leblanc <gleblanc at cu-portland.edu> wrote:
> Just 1 thing to say here... vmware. I use it for my compiles, partly
> because I package software, and I want a clean build host, and partly
> because it does a wonderful job of "niceing" things so that performance
> is still reasonable. I haven't tried it with SMP just yet, but I've
> heard that it does even better on SMP boxen.
IIRC, if you run it on an SMP box, vmware itself will be SMPed however
the host OS does this normally, *but* vmware only ever emulates a single
CPU machine. What this means in practice is that vmware will take one
CPU for its pretty-much-exclusive use, which is, IMO, the right thing to
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