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Re: Best config for production server WAS: Sun Blade 100 vs Ultra 60

On Sun, 17 Feb 2008 15:24:11 +0100 (MET)
gert%greenie.muc.de@localhost (Gert Doering) wrote:

> On port-sparc64 Al wrote:
> >Also, is anyone using any port-sparc64 system as a production server?
> Yes-and-no.  I've used various versions of NetBSD on Ultra 5 and Ultra 10
> systems for a few years now (starting with 1.6, then 2.0, 3.1, and 
> a slightly outdated -current).
> Overall it works very well - *but*
>  - programs that use threads tend to crash (sore point for me:
>    milter-greylist) - supposedly this has been fixed in -current due to
>    the move to a new threading model, but I haven't tried that yet.
>  - SMP doesn't work yet.
> Right now, I've moved to Solaris10 for my primary e-mail server (U420R 
> with 4x450 MHz CPUs), because I want the SMP and I need the threading 
> for the mail milters.  And ZFS is nice.  But I still don't like Solaris
> (too many things suck - and other things have developed too far away from
> "the unix way" to feel comfortable), and consider this a stopgap.
> gert

Kind've in the same boat here--I use an pair of Ultra 2's as a
mail/mailman server [one is backup], but I run FreeBSD.  SMP seems to
work just fine, no crashes, just upgraded the system to 6.3.

On my backup system, I do have one disk setup as NetBSD 4.0 sparc64 for
testing around.

jim smith <n0oct%sbcglobal.net@localhost>

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