[Arm-dev] Server ready

Jiri Kastner jkastner at redhat.com
Wed Apr 27 09:57:50 UTC 2016

once upon a time, when started armhfp bootstrapping for f15, i had only ac100 with 512m.
lot of builds failed due small swap on emmc.
problems gone when i used usb drive and moved there whole root and created big enough swap.

anyway using emmc for swap is not good idea from long-term perspective

----- Original Message -----
From: "Lamar Owen" <lowen at pari.edu>
To: "Conversations around CentOS on ARM hardware" <arm-dev at centos.org>
Sent: Wednesday, April 27, 2016 1:51:14 AM
Subject: Re: [Arm-dev] Server ready

On 04/26/2016 09:57 AM, Jim Perrin wrote:
> We've been working with the Fedora folks to try to get an EPEL build for
> AArch64 for some time now. I believe it's still a few months out from
> being 'official', but we can see about doing an interim build for epel
> and producing a temporary epel build repo that can be transitioned to
> 'official'.
> ...
> Our builders have 8-16GB of ram, so shouldn't be an issue. I know one
> 'mad scientist' type who used swap over iscsi for his initial arm build
> on the odroid-c1 a few months back.

Thanks, Jim.  I did get GNURadio to build, by putting 4GB of swap on the 
eMMC.  Although swap on iscsi sounds cool, and is definitely creative!

C7 with 4GB of swap feels much more responsive, even when not heavily 
loaded, for some reason.  I'm just needing to get some of the GUI pieces 
of EPEL built (wxPython and its deps, for one) before I can go to 
production with these little devices (targeted to be RFI sniffers for a 
radio astronomy observatory using the cheap RTL-SDR dongles made by 
outfits like Nooelec).

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