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Re: Bigsur?

To: Andrew Sharp <>
Subject: Re: Bigsur?
From: Ralf Baechle <>
Date: Wed, 20 May 2009 20:16:18 +0100
Cc: Laurent GUERBY <>, Jon Fraser <>, Andrew Wiley <>, "" <>, "Maciej W. Rozycki" <>
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On Wed, May 20, 2009 at 11:01:05AM -0700, Andrew Sharp wrote:

> Question: are machines that must be NFS-root and tftp booted acceptable
> or not acceptable for such work?  The machines in question would 750MHz
> Sibyte 1250s, so 3 Gigabit ports natively, and 2 serial consoles.

For many uses that will be decent but there are still a few things out
there that don't quite work the same way on NFS that they do on other
filesystems and that tends to break some software and autoconf-like
things.  I'd probably give such a config a 90% score - good for most stuff.


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