[CentOS] Via Eden
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Sun Mar 18 04:57:54 UTC 2007
Kamill S wrote:
> Hello list,
> i´m looking forward to buy a new server. It should be low voltage so i´m
> thinking of a via eden processor like this one ->
> http://tinyurl.com/3ymlkl (sorry, there´s only a german page).
> Has someone expierence in using a via eden processsor?
I'm using CentOS on a via system I got from LogicSupply.
Some other responders might not give Via systems much respect. I have
experienced some lockups when doing rsync on the system Ihad and had
disable disk DMA to keep it stable. However, for $400US, I run a quiet,
cool home mail server and like it just fine. I'm running more Via
systems as development network hardware, mostly because of the price. (I
use different systems for production, my production environment is much
higher traffic.) The memory bandwidth for Via systems is not stellar. I
would not expect one of these Via boxes to do Gigabit routing, and I
wouldn't expect better NAT performance than about 20Mbps when using some
of these as a firewall or load balancer. If your needs are modest,
Via+CentOS are an obvious win.
This is the system I run at home, and the southbridge chipset did not
like disk DMA with sustained network load. Newer chipsets should not
have this problem.
Note that I've talked to one of the techs at LogicSupply who has
mentioned that since CentOS runs a slightly older kernel, newer firewire
or onboard audio chipsets might not be supported in CentOS kernels but
better supported in Ubuntu or Fedora kernels.
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