Cruel and unusual problems with Proliant ML350

Oliver Fromme olli at
Tue Nov 14 11:49:19 UTC 2006

Jeremy Chadwick wrote:
 > Oliver Fromme wrote:
 > > If it's really only a web server, then you probably don't
 > > need the USB ports.  In that case you should remove ohci
 > > and ehci from your kernel.  The USB interrupt handler is
 > > quite heavy-weight, so it can have a noticeable impact if
 > > the interrupt is shared with other devices.
 > I'll agree with this (re: webservers not needing USB), except in
 > regards to one item: keyboards.
 > More and more x86 PCs these days are expecting keyboards to be
 > USB-based.  Yes, PS/2 ports are still present on most (but not all)
 > motherboards, but eventually that will be phased out.

Personally I never buy hardware that requires me to connect
a keyboard for management (no matter whether USB or PS/2).

 > I like the idea of being able to go to my co-location facility and
 > plug in a USB keyboard to begin working on a server, and when
 > finished remove the keyboard and leave.

I don't like that idea at all.  I like the idea of not
having to go to my co-location facility, but instead be
able to manage my servers completely remotely.  We're
not in the stone age anymore ...

Best regards

Oliver Fromme,  secnetix GmbH & Co. KG, Marktplatz 29, 85567 Grafing
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