[Vm-dev] Re: [squeak-dev] a tiny bit of lag on squeak.org for
David T. Lewis
lewis at mail.msen.com
Fri Mar 18 01:21:53 UTC 2011
On Fri, Mar 18, 2011 at 02:01:15AM +0100, Igor Stasenko wrote:
> On 18 March 2011 01:52, Randal L. Schwartz <merlyn at stonehenge.com> wrote:
> > You may notice squeak.org a bit sluggish over the next few hours.
> > In the past board meeting, we all echoed and reechoed our concern that
> > squeak.org wasn't being backed up anywhere off box. ??At all. For a very
> > long time. ??Yes, isn't that crazy? ??All of squeak.org on a single
> > spindle.
> > Finally, after much coaxing and promising of purchases of
> > fine single-malt scotch (just kidding about that last part, but I
> > wouldn't refuse it if offered), I volunteered some spare disk space and
> > bandwidth on the company server (red.stonehenge.com) to begin a series
> > of steps to modernize our platform.
> > Step 1 is happening now. ??I'm cloning the image and changes and
> > datafiles that drive squeak.org. ??I'll then set up a cron job to make
> > sure that is refreshed daily, perhaps even hourly.
> > Step 2 will happen WITH THE HELP OF SOMEONE FROM THE VM TEAM (nudge
> > nudge). ??I need to build a VM that runs on FreeBSD. ??If I can do that, I
> > can fire up a "hot spare" site that works like squeak.org although
> > you'll have to get to it with a weird URL. ??My last attempt to do that
> > failed, and I'm not sure why, except I blamed it on a linux-ism. ??So if
> > someone FROM THE VM TEAM will please give me precise build instructions
> > for FreeBSD, I'll be happy to give it a try again.
> I'd be happy to help and make a build StackVM/Cog configs for FreeBSD.
> I love this platform , it was my first unix platform i working with.
Outstanding, thanks Igor!
Randal, my offer to help stands also, but Igor has FreeBSD experience
and also can provide a much faster Cog VM, so I would encourage you to
take advantage of his offer. You also can accept help from both of us,
in which case you will probably end up with more VMs than you know what
to do with :)
> So, if you want to try it out, check the
> there is:
> which contains all sources ready to build.
> unpack them, then go to build dir
> fix paths in directories.cmake file
> and then run:
> cmake .
> Option #2:
> gimme shell access to your box, so i can test the config.
> if we succeed with building stack vm, then we can proceed and try
> building JIT as well..
> But stack VM is simpler for getting started.
> > Step 3 is very likely (but still in the proposal phase) that the Board
> > will approve me to rent a new VPS (very likely at arpnetworks.com/vps)
> > to build a new home for squeak.org that is on RAID disk and redundant
> > power supply and IPV6 ready and running ZFS for point-in-time snapshots
> > (needed with Squeak for backups). ??At that point, we'll decommission the
> > old squeak.org, and I'll be the defacto head of the Box Team, if not its
> > only member (since Ken wants to move on, and I don't blame him).
> > So, if squeak.org is a big sluggish while I grab the first 11.2GB
> > snapshot, please be patient.
> > --
> > Randal L. Schwartz - Stonehenge Consulting Services, Inc. - +1 503 777 0095
> > <merlyn at stonehenge.com> <URL:http://www.stonehenge.com/merlyn/>
> > Smalltalk/Perl/Unix consulting, Technical writing, Comedy, etc. etc.
> > See http://methodsandmessages.posterous.com/ for Smalltalk discussion
> Best regards,
> Igor Stasenko AKA sig.
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