Michael Sierchio kudzu at
Mon Jul 19 22:16:29 UTC 2021

On Mon, Jul 19, 2021 at 2:37 PM Alejandro Imass <aimass at> wrote:

Very true. Nonetheless, when It write that I was thinking of FBSD on bare
> metal with Jails versus the status quo of something like a JVM running on a
> Linux, running on a Docker, running on a VM, running over XEN, running over
> Linux which is your typical crap you see people doing in AWS these days.

The multiple levels of abstraction and virtualization are indeed absurd.  I
have run FreeBSD in AWS for a decade, and now run a lot on arm64 / graviton
instances.  It's a little harder, since arm is not a "first class" platform
(no freebsd-update, etc.), but well worth it. Better, faster, and cheaper.

BTW, I've been using FreeBSD since 2.2.1, but I have yet to be convinced
that there is an orchestration framework for jails that is as mature and
useful as the numerous ones for Linux.  I'd be happy to be educated.

– M

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