[Soekris] FreeBSD on Geode

Matthias Luft mluft at informatik.uni-mannheim.de
Tue Nov 25 18:44:18 UTC 2008


Hi,

thanks for the additional feedback :)
I will give the geode a try and report my experiences!

cheers,
Matthias

Jed Clear wrote:
> On Wed Nov 19 16:47 , PatrickLamaizière  sent:
>   
>> Le Wed, 19 Nov 2008 21:26:43 +0100,
>> Matthias Luft mluft at informatik.uni-mannheim.de> a écrit :
>>
>>     
>>> And this is exactly what I'm planning to do: building a small
>>> homeserver on a Geode LX.
>>> So my main concern is about the performance: Could anyone tell me the,
>>> how much throughtput on a 100Mbit network via scp is possible? This
>>> would be a great clue for me!
>>>       
>> With FreeBSD Current on my net5501:
>> Around 3.0 MB/s, with a patch upon openssl to make it uses the AES
>> engine of the geode : 5.5 MB/s
>>     
>
> I can confirm 3.2 MByte/sec scping a 3.3MB kernel file of a CF card.  No patches,
> just a NanoBSD build with a custom minimized kernel.  If I read 100MB out of
> /dev/zero with ssh, it goes down to 2.9.
>
> -Jed
>
> net5501# uname -a
> FreeBSD net5501 6.3-RELEASE-p4 FreeBSD 6.3-RELEASE-p4 #0: Mon Sep 29 21:05:32 EDT
> 2008     root at fbsdk7.example.local:/usr/obj/nanobsd.custom/usr/src/sys/FOO  i386
>
> macmini2:~ foo$ scp foo at net5501:/boot/kernel/kernel /dev/null
> Password:
> kernel                                        100% 3277KB   3.2MB/s   00:01    
> macmini2:~ foo$ ssh -l foo net5501 dd if=/dev/zero count=102400 bs=1024 > /dev/null
> Password:
> 102400+0 records in
> 102400+0 records out
> 104857600 bytes transferred in 35.934339 secs (2918033 bytes/sec)
> macmini2:~ foo$ 
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