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Re: Bigsur?

To: Ralf Baechle <ralf@linux-mips.org>
Subject: Re: Bigsur?
From: Manuel Lauss <mano@roarinelk.homelinux.net>
Date: Wed, 20 May 2009 21:22:43 +0200
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On Wed, 20 May 2009 20:16:18 +0100
Ralf Baechle <ralf@linux-mips.org> wrote:

> 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.

I rebuilt a whole Gentoo system from scratch natively over an NFSroot--
it was actually very painless; add distcc and the time to wait is a
lot shorter.

        Manuel Lauss


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