Is this reasonable ?

Tom Evans at
Tue Jun 26 08:42:13 UTC 2007

On Tue, 2007-06-26 at 10:19 +0200, Ollivier Robert wrote:
> Hello,
> My current mail/uucp/web/router/firewall machine is a D820-based machinie
> (dual core pentium at 2.8 GHz) with two gmirror-ed 160 GB SATA drives
> running a somewhat oldish 6.1-STABLE.  It has only 512 MB of memory and
> perform rather well.
> With all the very nice point of ZFS, would it be reasonable to run
> 7.0/amd64 on it?  The point being moving to amd64 as ZFS is more optimized
> for this arhitecture.  Should I try to get more memory for it (it is a Dell
> 9150 machine)? or could it run as is?

iirc the Intel D820 isn't 64bit capable, so it would be unreasonable to
run 7.0/amd64 on it ;)

ZFS likes amd64 and it likes RAM. If you want it to do more than just be
a ZFS box (like web/mail/uucp ;) I'd suggest at least 1GB RAM, and
ideally swap the processor for something with EMT64.


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