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Re: [debian-amd64] building a dual Opteron Server

On Wed, 2004-08-11 at 12:47 -0700, mike wrote:
> I have
> Dual AMD opteron 242 (1.4ghz)
> Tyan Thuner K8S (S2882)
> 2 GB RAM
> 3ware escalade 9500S-8
> 8x250GB WD SATA drives, 7 in raid5 with one hot spare
> so nearly same configuration you're asking about.
> first off, debian-amd64 screams on it. it loves it.
> originally i had an 8506-8, but they told me proper 64-bit support
> wouldn't work with the 3dm/CLI userland utils, so i bumped up to the
> 9500S-8. it works great, now that kernel 2.6.8-rc1 and higher has full
> low-level driver support in it, and all the utils work great now too. it
> took a while and lots of back and forth with the 3ware folks =)
> i'm using it for NFS and possibly mail. right now it's also acting as an
> interim mysql server until my next dual opteron comes in.
> i can't help with your specifics - i'm running JFS, not ext3 or xfs and
> haven't had any need for any advanced filesystem stuff. all i can say is
> the hardware works great together.

Out of curiosity: why JFS?

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