designing new freebsd server for amd64 arch

Vivek Khera vivek at
Tue Apr 19 13:47:15 PDT 2005

On Apr 19, 2005, at 4:17 PM, Tom Shafron wrote:

>> at the same time to cause instability.  once I
>> replaced it with an
>> intel NIC it has been 100% stable (going on 2 weeks
>> now and ever
>> increasing load)
> What do you consider very heavy load in Mb/s for both
> network and disk IO traffic?  I'd like to bring it up
> to that level and test how it handles it...

not so much sure on the exact numbers, but the database is postgres and 
it was running some large reports that scanned across many 
multi-gigabyte tables, at the same time running a pg_dump (backup) 
across the ethernet to another box on the LAN, and at the same time 
keeping itself up-to-date using the slony replication engine for 

the reports were being run on a remote machine.  the only processes 
running on this box other than the base system stuff (ssh, etc.) is 

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