cvs commit: src/sys/kern subr_pcpu.c

Tom Rhodes trhodes at
Thu Sep 29 19:41:38 PDT 2005

On Thu, 29 Sep 2005 16:19:17 +0100 (BST)
Robert Watson <rwatson at> wrote:

> On Wed, 28 Sep 2005, Tom Rhodes wrote:
> >>>>> My 14-cpu machine thanks you :-)
> >>>>
> >>>> I'm curious:  what machine model is that?
> >>>
> >>> Who cares about model, can I borrow it.  :P
> >>
> >> A UE4500 is quite loud and quite hot.  Not a box I would want at home.
> >
> > Could heat the house during those cold winter nights.  :)
> I remember my old sparcstation hardware at CMU with some fondness for this 
> reason -- on a cold Pittsburgh evening, overheating computer hardware was 
> strictly necessary, even in the presence of decent radiators.  However, 
> with 14+ cooling fans for one machine, it did need to be a couple of rooms 
> down.

With the potential temps in Pittsburgh during the winter, just
remove most of the fans and place a big one right beside it.  You'll
be nice and toasty.  I keep thinking to give my electric company
the finger and run continuous FreeBSD builds on a handfull of
machines this year.  :P

Tom Rhodes

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