Cruel and unusual problems with Proliant ML350
olli at lurza.secnetix.de
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 ...
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