DragonFly users List (threaded) for 2006-09
Re: "The future of NetBSD" by Charles M. Hannum
Jonathon McKitrick wrote:
On Thu, Aug 31, 2006 at 09:58:59AM -0700, Matthew Dillon wrote:
: that 75% of the interest in our project has nothing to do with my
: project goals but instead are directly associated with work being done
: by our relatively small community. I truely appreciate that effort
: because it allows me to focus on the part that is most near and dear
: to my own heart.
Big question: after all the work that will go into the clustering, other than
scientific research, what will the average user be able to use such advanced
My other computer is your Windows box.
Well, I for one would be thrilled if my high-availability is just as
simple as putting another box on my cluster somewhere else on the
internet, backups get easy with snapshots like implemented in ZFS.
It's a real peace of mind to know that a box is expected to fail at some
point and I know that I don't need to figure out what went wrong, I just
tell that administrator across the ocean to put another box in that
cluster and remove the bad one when he has the time to do it.
No more 24h administration, no more emergency calls because of bad
hardware, I finally can do the more important stuff in my job, like
drinking coffee, socializing with that cute secretary, recreating
solutions that is just perfect for a problem I'll never get.
Or porting that platform independent python program that some brain dead
has found a way to make it exclusive linux.
my € 0,02