Slashdot is powered by your submissions, so send in your scoop


Forgot your password?

Comment: Re:Crusty Hardware (Score 1) 189

by kjs3 (#48889993) Attached to: User Plea Means EISA Support Not Removed From Linux
I've probably had ~1000 EISA machines pass new through my hands in the old days, but almost exclusively servers, and mostly Pentium. There were also a number of Alpha-based machines that used EISA, and the HP 9000 HP-PA-based machines used it. I *think* I've seen a MIPS-based EISA machine from back when we thought we'd be running WinNT on MIPS. Good times. For a relatively short period of time, it was extremely popular at the high end. It was never really direct competition for VL-Bus, which was more "we need more bandwidth for consumer level video and PCI isn't here yet" than "new bus arch for high performance computing". I don't have one now, but did within the last 5 years. FWIW...EISA is why PCI isn't as closed and license heavy as MCA.

Comment: Re:What about BSD derivatives (Score 1) 221

by kjs3 (#47970623) Attached to: Outlining Thin Linux
As with most things like this, the answer is "yes, but...". BSD can do it, but it isn't the same as how Linux does it, so if you're world is Linux, BSD is a trip to a foriegn land. BSD makes it straightforward to build minimal, fixed-function systems (and has for a very long time). There isn't, however, a point-n-click or other easy interfaces to do it. It requires somewhat more intimacy with how BSD systems are put together at a macro level. I think the investment is worthwhile; BSD makes it easy to understand the dependencies required and what can be left out. But I'm obviously in the minority. And if you think Docker is cool as a mechanism to deploy these minimalist environments, check out what Jails in FreeBSD brings to the table with (since 2000, btw).

Comment: Industry shill writes article. (Score 5, Insightful) 361

by kjs3 (#46274883) Attached to: Killing Net Neutrality Could Be Good For You
He's not talking about a "two-sided market", he's talking about an industry that is trying to double bill. The end user pays for the delivery infrastructure, and if they need to build more capacity, it should come out of the huge profits these companies are realizing. *That's* how Economics 101 works. Saying "I'd really hate something bad to happen to your bits on the way to your customer...maybe you should pay me a little something to make sure that doesn't happen" and then claiming "I need the money because bandwidth" is simply extortion. Utter bullshit, every word of it.

Comment: Re:Awesome! (Score 1) 88

by kjs3 (#45536359) Attached to: Docker 0.7 Runs On All Linux Distributions
If you go to the Drupal page, you get a lot about how great Drupal is, and one line about "and we use one of these databases". So I think my analogy is spot on. Further, if you do more than read the linked Docker announcement, the fact they are layered on LXC is pretty much all over the docs. Or do you suggest we have to start referring to it as "LXC/Docker" to make sure noone could possibly not know there's a connection.

Comment: Re:Awesome! (Score 4, Informative) 88

by kjs3 (#45533837) Attached to: Docker 0.7 Runs On All Linux Distributions
Docker is indeed hot right now, for some pretty good reasons.
  • - (Relatively) easy to use management wrapper around LCX, in particular quick deployment and a templating mechanism to describe container contents and deal with dependencies
  • - Uses a union filesystem to thiny provision containers, with development work to use other filesystem mechanisms to achieve the same goal
  • - There's a ecosystem to share containers similar to ecosystems around sharing pre-built virtual machines
  • - Backed by a commercial company

Sure...done before. Evolution, not revolution. Very useful if you fit it's use case.

Dead? No excuse for laying off work.