[Vm-dev] Re: [squeak-dev] a tiny bit of lag on squeak.org for good reason

Levente Uzonyi leves at elte.hu
Fri Mar 18 12:04:19 UTC 2011

On Fri, 18 Mar 2011, radoslav hodnicak wrote:

> Did I miss something? I've been running squeak on freebsd/amd64 for
> few years now and I certainly didn't do anything special to build the
> VM. The stock unix sources compile and run. Didn't try it with Cog
> yet, but is that needed for squeak.org?

Cog would definitely be useful for source.squeak.org. Though I think 
upgrading to Squeak 4.2 would also improve the performance.

> Also, doesn't the current machine have disks in raid0? That's the

Raid0 only gives faster read and write performance. It decreases the
reliability of the system.


> standard config with hetzner. Hetzner also offers some backup space
> (around 100gigs IIRC, which again, should be enough).
> Finally, if the Squeak services infrastructure moves to Freebsd I'm
> willing to donate time to help out with the setup and running it. I
> have a bunch of servers at Hetzner and very positive experience with
> them and freebsd - how can linux admins live without jails?
> I'd argue for renting another machine from them instead of a VPS - why
> pay more for less? The current Hetzner servers (EQ line) start at
> quadcore cpu/8gigs of RAM for 49 euro/month. How much would you pay to
> get that virtualized? Especially the memory tends to be a problem with
> smalltalks and VPSs.
> rado
> On Fri, Mar 18, 2011 at 2:43 AM, Randal L. Schwartz
> <merlyn at stonehenge.com> wrote:
>>>>>>> "David" == David T Lewis <lewis at mail.msen.com> writes:
>> David> Randal, my offer to help stands also, but Igor has FreeBSD experience
>> David> and also can provide a much faster Cog VM, so I would encourage you to
>> David> take advantage of his offer. You also can accept help from both of us,
>> David> in which case you will probably end up with more VMs than you know what
>> David> to do with :)
>> Thank you!
>> Yes, I'll start on this next week, when the elbow grease refreshes.
>> I've used up my supply tonight. :)
>> --
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