[rescue] best OS for SPARCserver 10
mcguire at neurotica.com
Fri Sep 12 09:39:48 CDT 2003
On Friday, September 12, 2003, at 02:31 AM, Jonathan C. Patschke wrote:
> NetBSD will work well. OpenBSD will be faster.
Got details on this? Last I checked (which admittedly was some time
ago), they changed the SCSI driver and that's about it.
> You want an SS10 speakerbox. They go for cheap on eBay:
I've got a few of these kicking around. I should get them out into
the wild; they're collecting dust here.
> I heartily recommend OpenBSD. NetBSD is fine, too, but NetBSD runs
> -much- slower on sun4m systems than OpenBSD does due to a difference in
> the way the kernel talks to the periphreal buses. NetBSD uses an
> elegant generic method, and OpenBSD uses a bit of a hack for an
> impressive performance boost. You can even feel the difference over an
> SSH connection on a box as weak as a SPARCclassic.
Ahh, the details. Got a link handy? I'd like to investigate this a
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