LFS on PII 233 with no fan in heatsink

Ian Molton spyro at f2s.com
Thu Feb 6 02:57:07 PST 2003


On Thu, 6 Feb 2003 03:30:03 +0000 (UTC)
alangrimes at starpower.net (Alan Grimes) wrote:

> > The machine described above could basically garauntee 
> > that no process will EVER wait to get on the CPU...
> 
> Indeed! 
> I would design the kernel to use all the cores in a round-robin manner
> to protect the machine's longevity too. 

That woul;dnt make a noticeable difference to the lifespan of the
silicon, esp. since the cores would all be on one chip...
 
> > if you can get your smalltalk interpretter set up right, you could
> > boot with something like init=/bin/smalltalk and have basically
> > nothing else on the system but the kernel. that would be sw33t, no?
> 
> I don't think that would be suitable for adminning the box or building
> external software (such as the smalltalk vm, l4, etc...).. 

you cant have it both ways...

> Squeak will probably need some h4x0r!ng itself to work with both
> processors and without X. -- A very useful project for the community!
> 
> I really need the experience too. 

Have fun...
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