Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 18th Mar 2009 11:48 UTC, submitted by PLan
In the News In a move that would certainly shake up the computer industry quite a bit, IBM is reportedly in talks with Sun Microsystems about the possibility of IBM acquiring Sun. Sun is going through hard times at the moment, and has been actively looking for someone to be acquired by.
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RE[7]: Will OpenSolaris survive?
by Kebabbert on Sun 22nd Mar 2009 09:19 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Will OpenSolaris survive?"
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What is the problem with you?

I (and others) have told you several times that ZFS doesnt need huge amounts of GB to run. ZFS runs fine on 1GB RAM (Ive run ZFS on 1GB for over a year). And still, in every post about ZFS you tell people that ZFS needs huge amounts of RAM, several GB. And you tell people that ZFS end-to-end data integrity is not a big deal, even though it protects against silent corruption. The point of using ZFS is it's end-to-end data integrity. All the rest is just icing on the cake.

(Ive heard that FreeBSD implementation of ZFS takes much RAM. But that is not proof of ZFS needing much RAM. That is proof that FreeBSD implementation needs much RAM. Not ZFS. Easy to understand the distinction, if you have learned to draw correct conclusions)

We told you that several times, and you just dont listen. You dont get it. Or, choose not to understand. Very selective. Whenever you hear something bad about ZFS or a SUN product, it sticks. When you hear opposite, you just ignore it. Very selective.

Or, is it that you can not keep two contradicting facts in your mind, at the same time? You have to choose between one of them? And then you choose randomly? Or you keep the fact negative to ZFS and SUN? Your L2 cache only fit one piece of fact?

Regarding that SGI machine with Linux. I dont know how many times I have to tell you. I explained this for you recently, and I will have to explain again. I suspect.

Linux on SGI runs a modified custom made kernel. It is not stock Linux. I can modify MS-DOS and run on it several CPUs. BUT THAT IS NOT SCALABILITY, IT IS MODIFIABILITY! But Solaris kernel is the same that runs on machines from Intel Atom to huge servers. THAT is scalability. There are no different versions of Solaris kernel.

But well, I guess there was just a chance epsilon big that you got that. I promise, you will continue to state that Linux is scalable. It is not. If unmodified Linux would run on small devices up to huge servers and to large clusters, then Linux would be scalable. Otherwise, I can modify MS-DOS and call it scalable, using the same reasoning as you do. But noone would call MS-DOS scalable, would they? But, hey, "Linux is scalable", but MS-DOS is not???? Whats the difference? Clusters dont count as big iron.

There are some contradiction here. I see that, others see that. You dont see that.

Edited 2009-03-22 09:31 UTC

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