On Wed, 28 Jan 2004 13:33:42 +0100
Maximilian Mehnert <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:

> Freenet is one of the most beautiful ideas I ever hit on.
> But it should be possible to run it on a small pentium machine with no
> more than 100MB of RAM.

I agree 100%. I have a machine dedicated to Freenet. It doesn't do
anything else, period. It's a P3 600mhz with 192 megs of RAM. Both
stable and unstable will max out its CPU most of the time. I suspect
that the core issue is RAM, but I don't know for sure.

I've repeatedly seen "old" machines like my P3-600 disregarded as
irrelevant, and not worth optimizing for, in terms of the Freenet
network. I hesitate to call this particular box "old." I have an IBM
Aptiva, with a whopping Pentium 75, 40 megs of RAM, running FreeBSD,
acting as the gatekeeper for my LAN. It pushes a few gigs worth of data
each day, ipfw filtering included, with a load of 0.01 most of the time,
and doesn't complain! Now that's what I call old, but the damn thing
keeps on rolling.

Yet I continue to devote the P3 to doing nothing but running a Freenet
node, and I will keep doing so for the forseeable future. To me, it's
worth it. There have been some significant improvements over the past
few months, and I don't doubt that the improvements will continue. You
didn't elaborate about how long you'd been away from Freenet, but within
the past 6 months, there have been ups and downs. Recently there have
been several ups, especially multiplexing.

Having 400MB of RAM used by the node's java processes seems out of whack.
In fact that sounds insane. Which threadFactory is your configuration
file set to use? If you set it to use the YThreadFactory, do things

If you can, please keep running your node!

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