[rescue] Oracle making just a little harder to keep old machines in use

Joshua Boyd jdboyd at jdboyd.net
Fri May 7 11:01:24 CDT 2010

On Fri, May 07, 2010 at 11:28:18AM -0400, Rich Kulawiec wrote:
> On Thu, May 06, 2010 at 09:06:13AM -0400, Mark Brown wrote:
> > Agreed Linux is fine as a general purpose server, but without a
> > filesystem like ZFS, it's still in the dark ages.
> The lack of a zfsdump is a significant problem, however.  Snapshotting
> is not a viable alternative in some environments/for some applications,

What do you need from a zfsdump that zfs send won't do?

> And let me toss in a plug here for OpenBSD, my OS of choice.  It has
> a sensible -- that is, *minimal* -- installer, it runs well on old
> hardware, and the releases come out like clockwork.

How is it on 8-16 core machines, and what is the story with file systems
these days?

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