Re: Going small
From: John Murphy (jfm_at_blueyonder.co.uk)
To: firstname.lastname@example.org Date: Fri, 23 Apr 2004 00:40:05 +0100
Nikolas Britton <email@example.com> wrote:
>John Murphy wrote:
>>options CPU_GEODE # Mandatory
>I checked in NOTES and it says nothing of this option, how and where did
>you get it, I thought /usr/src/sys/i386/conf/NOTES contained all valid
No idea why it's not mentioned in NOTES though, perhaps it will be in 5.3.
>>options SYSVSHM #SYSV-style shared memory
>>options SYSVMSG #SYSV-style message queues
>>options SYSVSEM #SYSV-style semaphores
>You might be able to remove those options, if I remember right it
>explains in the freebsd handbook why you don't (and do) need these options.
Yep just had a look in the manual. The second two are only "a few hundred
bytes" each though.
>Arn't you dealing with a pci only board and chipset, why do you need isa
The serial ports require the isa bus:
sio0 at port 0x3f8-0x3ff irq 4 flags 0x10 on isa0
sio1 at port 0x2f8-0x2ff irq 3 on isa0
And there's a bridge too:
isab0: <PCI-ISA bridge> port 0x6200-0x623f,0x6100-0x613f at device 18.0 on pci0
isa0: <ISA bus> on isab0
>Also setting make options will make things leaner and meaner too.
>something like (this is just an example, don't build anything with this
>set of options and expect it to work):
Hadn't realised the importance of that one, thanks.
I'll look into the others.
>Have fun with your new toy :-)
Seems the amount of time to play is inversely proportional to
how interesting the new toy ;)
>I'd love to have one of these but can't justify the cost.
If you run a normal PC which uses say 0.1KWH it would cost £70 pa.
to run it 24/7 (In the UK). The soekris at 0.01KWH would cost £7.
(May help the justification :))
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