On Tue, Aug 08, 2006 at 01:12:02AM +0200, cpghost wrote: > On Mon, Aug 07, 2006 at 09:19:30PM +0200, Nagy L?szl? wrote: > > - Are there any pitfalls that I need to be aware of? > > Locking over NFS is a bit buggy. I had some trouble running thunderbird > and firefox, as they seem to hang on some thr_*() call, and gconfd can > be a bitch too over NFS, if the permissions on an NFS-mounted /tmp are > not set correctly (/tmp as md ramdisk is fine though). No other known > pitfalls here so far. Just one addition: instead of running firefox and thunderbird locally on the diskless nodes, you can also run them remotely on a box with locally mounted filesystems (using DISPLAY, which is set automatically when you use 'ssh -Y'); the thr_*() hangs disappear then. They must be NFS-related somehow. Oh, if you run X apps remotely, you don't need more than 256 MB RAM on the thin clients; perhaps even less, but you'll have to test this yourself.
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