Possibility for FreeBSD 4.11 Extended Support

Julian H. Stacey jhs at flat.berklix.net
Thu Dec 21 17:46:08 PST 2006

Charles Sprickman made many good point IMO, but one aluded to in
Chris's follow up concerns me:

> there is also uneeded cost involved in piurchasing hardware capable of
> running 6.x

Performance on old boxes & stability interest me, eg the 486s
in scanners ( http://berklix.com/scanjet/ & http://madole.net/scanjet/
) that have become servers, some of which may also be last islands of
secret BSD server sanity in companies that have fallen to the Suits
edict of "Only boxes blessed by Mickey$oft" ;-)

Sure, I can & do cross compile ('cos local make world is Slow), but
when shipped & if supporting other server loads, 6.x Might be a
problem on eg Am486DX2 66 MHz 16M Ram ?  (I got the impression 4.11
to 6.x will slow by about 1.2 ?)  Maybe most people are running
(like me on ~ 20 boxes) mostly 4.11 & 6.1, so perhaps that suggestion
to drop 5.x rather than 4.x makes numeric sense ?

Julian Stacey.  BSD Unix C Net Consultancy, Munich/Muenchen  http://berklix.com
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