Re: Why to SlugOS/BE
- I was able to compile php-5.1.6 on my Openslug 3.10 system. The
combination of cherokee and the compiled php is impressive when
running gallery. Of course, I am not going to be resizing pictures on
the slug because I think that takes pretty close to forever....
--- In email@example.com, Øyvind Repvik <repvik@...> wrote:
> CN wrote:
> > I changed the subject to a new thread.
> > I am running unSlung in a (home) production environment (private
> > dynamic with extensive scripting, custom database). I think
SlugOS/BE may be
> > better because:
> If you want to run a webserver on OpenSlug (SlugOS/BE), you're in for a
> ride. AFAIK, Apache is available through the "native" feed (ie,
> natively on a slug), but PHP isn't. Apache is (supposedly) a major task
> to cross-compile, and I have absolutely no idea how hard it is to get
> PHP working.
> > a. Want to reduce footprint, eventually run from flash, and then
> > from memory
> That should be perfectly possible, depending on your application. I
> a NSLU2 running OpenSlug with nothing but a ZD1211 WLan stick attached.
> It's the bridge between the wireless network in my house, and the local
> LAN in my "office". Too lazy to pull cables ;-)
> > b. Want to experiment with adding more memory
> It's difficult. AFAIK, <5 have *successfully* upgraded the RAM on their
> NSLU2's. At this time, adding more ram also means fiddling with the
> kernel and recompiling to get the extra ram to work. This *might*
> with the next release.
> > c. Want a stable environment -- (limited linux experience)
> The latest stable release should be just that. Stable, hopefully very
> reliable, and doesn't change a lot after release. (Some bugfixes will
> happen of course)
> > d. Highest possible performance out of slug (/LE will be less
> > albeit possibly small)
> That'd definitely be OpenSlug. Running in LE mode reduces network
> performance (Someone measured a 30% decline in performance).
> > e. No need for my own builds/linux experiments
> > BTW, I have some disk i/o performance numbers between unSlung and
> > the same disk drive in the same slug. Will publish here soon.
> > reads are 30% faster on /BE.
> That the disk performance between UnSlung and OpenSlug differs is no
> surprise. UnSlung is running a completely different kernel from
> Øyvind Repvik
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