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Re: [opensuse] openSUSE 11.1 x86_64 on a 512MB RAM system
  • From: "David C. Rankin" <drankinatty@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 06 Jan 2009 08:16:48 -0600
  • Message-id: <496367D0.1070703@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Rui Santos wrote:
Hi all,

I've stumbled on a problem, on a test machine, using openSUSE 11.1
x86_64 system with 512MB of RAM. This test was just to confirm a friends
claim that he was unable to get a working server with that kind of hardware.


That is strange.

Right now, I have a working 11.0 server on an AMD K6-2 450 w/256 meg.
(using a
text desktop).

08:40 fax~> free -tm
total used free shared buffers cached
Mem: 250 231 19 0 52 133
-/+ buffers/cache: 44 205
Swap: 1035 3 1031
Total: 1285 234 1051

As you can see, the kernel and running applications take a core 44 meg
to run.
IceWM adds less than 10 meg to that.

08:40 fax~> sudo hwinfo --cpu
01: None 00.0: 10103 CPU
[Created at cpu.301]
Unique ID: rdCR.j8NaKXDZtZ6
Hardware Class: cpu
Arch: Intel
Vendor: "AuthenticAMD"
Model: 5.8.12 "AMD-K6(tm) 3D processor"
Features: fpu,vme,de,pse,tsc,msr,cx8,pge,mmx,syscall,3dnow,k6_mtrr,up
Clock: 450 MHz
BogoMips: 903.71
Cache: 64 kb
Config Status: cfg=new, avail=yes, need=no, active=unknown

Mind you, this isn't the fastest box on earth, but plenty fast enough
for a
hylafax fax server. If I want a gui, I just run icewm. In addition to hylafax,
I have the following services running:

08:44 fax~> chkconfig --list | grep on
acpid 0:off 1:off 2:on 3:on 4:off 5:on 6:off
alsasound 0:off 1:off 2:on 3:on 4:off 5:on 6:off
auditd 0:off 1:off 2:off 3:on 4:off 5:on 6:off
avahi-daemon 0:off 1:off 2:off 3:on 4:off 5:on 6:off
avahi-dnsconfd 0:off 1:off 2:off 3:on 4:off 5:on 6:off
consolekit 0:off 1:off 2:on 3:on 4:off 5:on 6:off
cron 0:off 1:off 2:on 3:on 4:off 5:on 6:off
cups 0:off 1:off 2:on 3:on 4:off 5:on 6:off
dbus 0:off 1:off 2:on 3:on 4:off 5:on 6:off
earlysyslog 0:off 1:off 2:off 3:off 4:off 5:on 6:off
earlyxdm 0:off 1:off 2:off 3:off 4:off 5:on 6:off
fbset 0:off 1:on 2:on 3:on 4:off 5:on 6:off
haldaemon 0:off 1:off 2:on 3:on 4:off 5:on 6:off
irq_balancer 0:off 1:on 2:on 3:on 4:off 5:on 6:off
kbd 0:off 1:on 2:on 3:on 4:off 5:on 6:off S:on
lm_sensors 0:off 1:off 2:on 3:on 4:off 5:on 6:off
named 0:off 1:off 2:off 3:on 4:off 5:on 6:off
network 0:off 1:off 2:on 3:on 4:off 5:on 6:off
nscd 0:off 1:off 2:off 3:on 4:off 5:on 6:off
portmap 0:off 1:off 2:off 3:on 4:off 5:on 6:off
postfix 0:off 1:off 2:off 3:on 4:off 5:on 6:off
powersaved 0:off 1:off 2:on 3:on 4:off 5:on 6:off
random 0:off 1:off 2:on 3:on 4:off 5:on 6:off
resmgr 0:off 1:off 2:on 3:on 4:off 5:on 6:off
rpmconfigcheck 0:off 1:off 2:off 3:off 4:off 5:off 6:off
setserial 0:off 1:off 2:off 3:off 4:off 5:off 6:off B:on
skeleton.compat 0:off 1:off 2:off 3:off 4:off 5:off 6:off
smartd 0:off 1:off 2:on 3:on 4:off 5:on 6:off
smbfs 0:off 1:off 2:off 3:on 4:off 5:on 6:off
smpppd 0:off 1:off 2:on 3:on 4:off 5:on 6:off
splash 0:off 1:on 2:on 3:on 4:off 5:on 6:off S:on
splash_early 0:off 1:off 2:on 3:on 4:off 5:on 6:off
sshd 0:off 1:off 2:off 3:on 4:off 5:on 6:off
stopblktrace 0:off 1:on 2:on 3:on 4:off 5:on 6:off
syslog 0:off 1:off 2:on 3:on 4:off 5:on 6:off
xdm 0:off 1:off 2:off 3:off 4:off 5:on 6:off

So if 11.0 will run in 256meg, 11.1 should run in 512meg. (should run
-- that is)

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