[oi-dev] illumos based OpenIndiana DVD

ken mays maybird1776 at yahoo.com
Tue Feb 22 14:27:29 UTC 2011


As mentioned, your OI_148a Live DVD seems fine and better than the original OI_148 DVD in concept.

Having it available for SCALE online (check net load handling) and on spare
DVDs (mass copy on location!) seems to be on mark as I have thoroughly reviewed the OI_148a Live DVD for basic workstation use. Also, with an installation and Nvidia 270.26 driver, most users can use the 3D desktop capabilities very well. I already listed basic bugs I've observed elsewhere.

As for performance scalability under load testing with the Illumos kernel, I did comment on the recent Phoronix review with the older OI_148 distro.

See: http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=multi_os_scaling&num=1

So, I consider this just things to review in the future. Right now the Live DVD is 'working fine' and the Perl 5.10.1 migration should come next.

There are still a few days to get some more tweaks done. No major showstoppers at the moment!

~ Ken Mays

--- On Tue, 2/22/11, Andrzej Szeszo <aszeszo at gmail.com> wrote:

> From: Andrzej Szeszo <aszeszo at gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: [oi-dev] illumos based OpenIndiana DVD
> To: oi-dev at openindiana.org
> Date: Tuesday, February 22, 2011, 5:42 AM
> On 02/21/11 20:25, Guido Berhoerster
> wrote:
> > * Alasdair Lumsden<alasdairrr at gmail.com> [2011-02-21 20:51]:
> >> On 21 Feb 2011, at 19:48, Guido Berhoerster
> wrote:
> >>> Great stuff. What are we going to do about
> perl-584, are you
> >>> going to use packages from an older build?
> >>> Also how do we want to handle this in general,
> just ship perl-584
> >>> from an older ONNV for maintaining backwards
> compatibility and
> >>> switch all consolidations to perl-510?  I
> have a JDS build
> >>> against perl-510 ready but AFAIK XNV and SFW
> are still being
> >>> worked on.
> >> I think we'll need to do 1 final perl-584 package
> at a higher build number, which no longer delivers the
> /usr/bin/perl symlink (plus potentially others if there are
> any), so that the perl 510 package can provide that
> instead.
> >> 
> >> That way when people upgrade, /usr/bin/perl gets
> removed then re-added.
> >> 
> >> Does that sound feasible?
> > Sure, that's what we had planned. But do we make that
> move now
> > for the demo CD? Also, should we only provide perl-584
> by itself
> > or variants of the perl modules in JDS and SFW as
> well?
> I think it is a bit too late for the change to appear on
> the demo CD. Not even 100% sure if we will get the CD out on
> time in its current state.
> The system installed by the CD will be using http://pkg.openindiana.org/dev repository by default
> anyway. We obviously can update it at a later time with all
> the perl584 changes.
> Andrzej
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