Simon Riggs wrote: > On Wed, 2007-07-25 at 08:50 -0700, Mark Wong wrote: >> On 7/25/07, Tom Lane <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: >>> "Gavin M. Roy" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes: >>>> I'm currently in the process of having Gentoo linux reinstalled on the >>>> box since that is what I am most comfortable administering from a >>>> security perspective. If this will be a blocker for developers who >>>> would actually work on it, please let me know. > > Gavin, I'd like access please. This sounds very cool. We'll be able to > show each other directly what's going on, even log on together to > inspect various aspects of runs. > > Will you run a booking system? > > Could you give us some details about myYearbook.com's application? I > feel we should prioritise work slightly so that the contributor can see > some benefit coming their way in the longer term. > >>> Personally I'd prefer almost any of the other Linux distros. >>> Gentoo always leaves me wondering exactly what I'm running today, >>> and I think reproducibility is an important attribute for a benchmarking >>> machine. >> Tom, have any specific ideas in mind for using the system? While I'm >> used to having more disks it could be useful nonetheless for the tests >> I used to run if there are no other ideas. > > Mark, If you're thinking TPC-E, so am I. Where are we with the TPC-E > toolkit you guys were working on? > > Initially though, I'd like to do some tests on CVS HEAD with large > shared_buffers settings, so the 32GB RAM will come in handy for that and > no worries about disks. > >> Rats, I've always liked Gentoo. ;) > > I'd agree with Tom on that: we need a system that remains the same over > longer periods, not simply a very fast one. I'm OK with Fedora.
fedora is probably not a prime example for "stays same over long period" (which I think is important) since it has pretty short release cycles. Maybe something like ubuntu LTS, Debian Etch or even CentOS would be more appropriate (we have debian on a number of very similiar HP boxes and HP is doing Debian Support now too). Stefan ---------------------------(end of broadcast)--------------------------- TIP 7: You can help support the PostgreSQL project by donating at http://www.postgresql.org/about/donate