good instability on FreeBSD/amd64 6.0
vizion at vizion.occoxmail.com
Tue Nov 29 00:50:05 GMT 2005
On Monday 28 November 2005 15:58, the author Wojciech Puchar contributed to
the dialogue on-
good instability on FreeBSD/amd64 6.0:
>thank all for the answers that made me sure i was reading nonsense.
>Now i can install FreeBSD/amd64 6.0 being sure i will get stable (and
>fast) system. As stable as my FreeBSD/i386 6.0 system, on which FreeBSD is
>the only OS in which 2 CPUs works fine.
>not new hardware, dual PII/400 "Compaq Professional Workstation", on which
>NetBSD quickly crashes with SMP enabled, Linux works not much faster than
>on one CPU with fast serial working (and i don't like to use linux),
>FreeBSD runs fast well using both CPUs
>It's easily using up both CPUs for apps under both low and high
>disk/network load, so giant locks isn't that a problem now in 6.0.
You have raised a topic in which i ave some interest.
Right now I need to add another server to my network primarily for compiling
and development work but also to run a database of reasonable size (3-4
terabytes of data) but comparatively low access volume and some work with
voice sound files and video. The compiling runs will be mainly overnight but
I still need it to be fast.
I favor a dual processor but am uncertain which processor and or motherboard
combination to go for. I will sacrifice speed for reliability. I am in favor
of putting in at least 8G of ram so that cuts down the m/b choices and would
like to have a reasonable number slots on the mb (I need to support two
Does anyone have an suggestions/ ideas to share?
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