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Re: saving sparc for etch requalification



On Thu, Oct 27, 2005 at 02:46:06PM -0700, Blars Blarson wrote:
> In article <20051027081355.GC17675@sandbender> robertle@semistable.com writes:
> >On Wed, Oct 26, 2005 at 08:45:33AM -0700, Ben Collins wrote:
> >> Wow, let's just stretch the meaning to burden things even more. "Needs two
> >> buildd's", but wait "two machines isn't enough".
> >
> >as far as i see it (which isn't very far) auric is having problems, vore
> >is considered to be too weak to count as a full buildd, and some new
> >buildd is in the works. the new buildd is probably able to keep up by
> >itself, so the only problem is the redundancy. judging from what
> >db.d.o says vore isn't very fast, but it *should* be able to keep up.
> >perhaps vore could be beefed up with a bit more memory or more/faster
> >spindles? what hardware exactly is vore?
> 
> Vore is an Ultra-30 300Mhz with 512MB of ram.  SCSI disks of course.
> Ram could be upgraded, and 10K or 15K rpm disk put in (if it doesn't
> already have them), but I doubt either would make a significant
> difference.  As a buildd, it's mostly CPU bound, and 300Mhz is the
> fastest processor that sun ever supported in an Ultra 30.

Were not U30's dual processor capable?  Then a simple additional 300MHz
processor upgrade would be all that is needed.  If it's configured to
use both processors for building, that is.  Those processors are fairly
cheap on Ebay these days.

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