[SM-Discuss] Smallest Source Mage
cerise at littlegreenmen.armory.com
Sun Jul 28 23:58:41 EDT 2002
Eric Sandall said:
> I agree. Many of these pre-pentium x86 machine work fine as routers,
> firewalls, ftp/ssh/etc., DNS, etc. I am also currently planning on
> building a cluster out of my pentium 133s sitting around here and any
> other machine I can get my hands on (386 and above, anyways).
If nothing else, you can play LinBolo on them 8)
Or you could install Plan 9 on them. Of course, we're using P-90's
but what's 40 MHz between friends?
> Remember, we are doing this distribution because we, the SysAdmins (and
> just general weirdos ;)) want freedom of choice. I think that if we can
> (and we can), we should include the option for 386 and 486. This will not
> hurt, in any way (except maybe having to hit the down arrow a few extra
> times =)) those whom will not be using those, but will allow us low-enders
> to play with SM. ;)
> And space isn't much of a matter as we can use tftp/NFS/Coda/etc. to mount
> the bigger directories (/usr/, for example) over the network for common
> systems (such as my cluster, I can compile the basics for my Pentiums,
> then mount /usr on all the pentiums and go from there ;)).
> Just my $0.02USD
I thought we were doing it to make Linux faster, smaller, and
generally more efficient?
Of course, there are also compressed filesystems for those who
REALLY want to slow down disk access ; )
It's nice knowing that someone agrees more-or-less with me, but
cares enough to word it a little more moderately 8) I may take it as a
point of honor being identified as the only person who's "really"
against tmpfs 8)
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