[CentOS] Sparc?

Stephen Nelson-Smith stephen at atalanta-systems.com
Fri Oct 16 09:37:39 UTC 2009


2009/10/16 Timo Schoeler <timo.schoeler at riscworks.net>:
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> thus Stephen Nelson-Smith spake:
> | Hi,
> |
> |> Can anyone recommend a good OS for a machine that will do apache,
> |> postfix, mysql, etc.
> |
> | Do you have a specific reason not to use Solaris?
> |
> | If you don't want to do that I've had excellent results with Debian on
> | Sparc, and NetBSD.
> |
> | S.
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> IIRC there were (and maybe, still are) difficulties of Linux using the
> (P)MMU in SPARC(64) CPUs, resulting in performance hits. I'm not sure if
> it was fixed (during the years), though.

Not sure - I have some people I can ask.  I've not deployed a
Linux-on-Sparc64 machine that needed to be performant.  For blistering
speed NetBSD is the way to go - it's scary-fast.

S.


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