[rescue] 72gb+ Disks in A1000
patrick at mail.zill.net
Mon Apr 11 23:56:12 CDT 2005
On Mon, Apr 11, 2005 at 11:22:06PM -0500, Jonathan C. Patschke wrote:
> On Mon, 11 Apr 2005, Patrick Giagnocavo wrote:
> >Nice things about 10:
> Nice, if you have need for them. However, I have a lot more use for
> Solaris 9 Just Working than I do for them. Zones are a good start,
> but I use AIX at work. I'm too spoiled by LPARs to have much interest
> in prissied-up jails.
I intend to make heavy use of them. So far my few "test" customers
love having full control over a virtual server that zones provide.
Everything in /lib , /usr , /opt etc. is mounted readonly so they
can't really do a lot of damage.
> That's quite a good thing, I hear. It's too bad they won't back-port
> it. They did, after all, make quite a noise about how easy it was to
> implement the kernel-facing side of it. Coming up with a Really Good
> Feature and expecting people to take the carrot to upgrade and suffer
> other massive lossage is a page out of Microsoft's playbook.
Someone else could backport it I suppose... they did release the
source code already.
> >supposedly better networking stack
All I know is they claim that they can get 7Gbps out of a 10Gbps
ethernet card with something like 15% CPU on an Opteron platform.
Marketing to be sure.
> >iSCSI, and iSCSI target mode (maybe in update 1, not sure)
> iSCSI is another solution looking for a problem. SCSI over network has
> been happening for years with fibre channel. A need for -routable- SCSI
> over the network is a Big Clue that you've taken a wrong turn a ways
Create all the topologies and let the market decide. See
ethernet/FDDI or Betamax/VHS .
> >SMF can be a plus or minus, depending on how you look at it.
> Well, I look at it as SysV init scripts Just Work and are well-
> understood (whether you love or hate them). They can be deployed solve
> the precedence problem that SMF claims to solve, even if they do require
> it being solved by hand. That's not a bad thing. Knowing your system's
> startup procedure is a Good Thing.
I like the idea that you could give someone the ability to start or
restart the service but not be able to stop or disable it using their
> >XML in config files? Blecch.
> XML is a cancer of the mind.
Succinct and true. Unfortunately is has metastasized and is spreading
throughout the computing industry. Maybe it is Lisp's revenge upon
mortals for using C.
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