DragonFly users List (threaded) for 2011-11
heads up - Machine upgrades this week.
Both crater and leaf will be upgraded this week. Either Wednesday or
Thursday. We'll try to make it as painless as possible but because we
are upgrading the boxes from 32 bits to 64 bits there will be services
* Probable web site down time for a few hours (up to 6).
* Commits (for developers) may be disallowed for a few hours.
* Documentation, Mailing list, mailing list archive, and news services
may be down for a few hours.
* pkgsrc mirrors will NOT be effected.
Poor crater is running cvs and git conversion scripts on almost a hundred
gigabytes of material four times a day and its lowly 2G of ram isn't
enough. The only reason it still works 'ok' is it's 100G of SSD
Poor leaf is in similar straights, handling cgit and gitweb requests
from various search engines (which we want) and having to deal with a
multitude of concurrent 300MB+ process images, not to mention developer
git repos and vkernel images. With only 3G of ram only its SSD swapcache
allows it to continue to function.
Both will be upgraded to Xeon E3 (Sandybridge) based boxes w/16G of
ECC ram each. Should be really nice after that, particularly for
developers who use leaf regularly.
This will occur Wednesday and/or Thursday if all goes well.