February 12th, 2004, 13:24
How good is OBSD's memory utilization. I am building a files server and was wondering if 2GB of ram would be overkill?

Also has there been any word on multiprocessor support lately?

February 12th, 2004, 13:52
OpenBSD doesn't have UBC so you'll want to change it's hardcoded buffercache (config -e /bsd, change 'cachepct'). Older versions had a problem accessing large amounts of RAM, but i'm currently running 3.4 with 1.5 gb ram and it's been stable.

The only word on smp is 'not now', but for file serving processor shouldn't matter.

February 16th, 2004, 09:36
Excellent. Thanks Frisco.