[rescue] Perverse Question

Mike Hebel nimitz at nimitzbrood.com
Tue Jun 10 16:44:13 CDT 2003

On Tuesday, June 10, 2003, at 12:44 PM, Frank Van Damme wrote:

> On Tuesday 10 June 2003 00:39, Kurt Mosiejczuk wrote:
>>> NetBSD has a kernel patch available for it - just ask one of the
>>> developers.  Also Debian Sparc runs very lean on that machine.
>> Hmmm...  I might be tempted to try NetBSD then...  I suppose I
>> might try Debian.  I like Debian, but I've gravitated towards other
>> OS's for sparc hardware lately....
> Don't run Debian or any Linux distro on a sun4c. They get dead-slow in 
> a week;
> there's some or another cpu instruction that is emulated in software
> (analogous to math emulation I think) and guess what: that code sucks.

Except that I've been running an IPX as a webserver for close to six 
months now and it's as fast as ever running Debian Sparc and Apache2 - 
compiled on that box.

Mike Hebel

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