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Re: Bigsur?

To: Manuel Lauss <mano@roarinelk.homelinux.net>
Subject: Re: Bigsur?
From: Laurent GUERBY <laurent@guerby.net>
Date: Wed, 20 May 2009 22:21:09 +0200
Cc: Ralf Baechle <ralf@linux-mips.org>, Andrew Sharp <andy.sharp@onstor.com>, Jon Fraser <jfraser@broadcom.com>, Andrew Wiley <debio264@gmail.com>, "linux-mips@linux-mips.org" <linux-mips@linux-mips.org>, "Maciej W. Rozycki" <macro@linux-mips.org>
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On Wed, 2009-05-20 at 21:22 +0200, Manuel Lauss wrote:
> 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.

One of the farm machine is a Marvell sheevaplug with root over NFS
(gentoo based with marvell.git kernel) and it does multi user
compilations all day long with no issue so far.

Laurent



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