(Another) simple benchmark

Andreas Hauser andy-freebsd at splashground.de
Sun May 21 09:05:02 UTC 2006

rwatson wrote @ Sat, 20 May 2006 18:25:14 +0100 (BST):

> I'm set up to easily benchmark FreeBSD in our netperf cluster, but I'm not set 
> up to easily do comparisons with Linux, since we don't have a pluggable 
> netboot Linux to install in that environment.  If someone wants to provide 
> some pointers doing that, I'm happy to explore doing it, but ideally it would 
> be something like "tftp export file <a> and NFS tree <b>, boot".  This is the 
> model we use for FreeBSD in the netperf cluster, and it works very well :-).

This should get you started with booting linux via PXE:
Unpack as the root of you tftp server and add to your
dhcp.conf: "filename /pxelinux.0".
Edit tftpboot/pxelinux.cfg accordingly.


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