[KDE/Mac] Apple Mac server (was Another round of success)
jpwhiting at kde.org
Fri May 29 16:02:38 UTC 2015
Before I bought the mac mini I've got here I had set up both a
mountain lion and a mavericks vm in virtualbox which seemed to work
fine except keyboard input was a bit strange at times (it often would
transpose letters as I typed). That shouldn't be a problem when doing
everything via ssh though.
On Fri, May 29, 2015 at 9:26 AM, René J.V. <rjvbertin at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Friday May 29 2015 07:58:42 Bradley Giesbrecht wrote:
>> I would expect a low end off the self Mini without virtualization would perform as well or better then the above vm guest.
> I take it that intensive building is an application that would justify an i7?
>> That said, the "Fusion" drive is nice, the OS takes care of joining the disks and moving data to the SSD that most benefits performance. I am not aware of any Fusion control parameters exposed but the performance is very good from my experience.
> Of course: interactive IO is basically handled via the SSD.
>> A stock middle tier Mini cost $699 US and upgrading to a Fussion drive raises the cost to $899 US.
> Just for the record: a Fusion drive is not something you can add as an aftermarket option, to my knowledge. It's a regular HDD combined with on-board (probably soldered) flash storage.
> Does anybody on the KDE team have experience with setting up ZFS storage for performance, meaning with fast (SSD) disk(s) to act as the log ZDEV for a ZVOL. Yes, it exists for OS X, and I've heard claims that when done right it outperforms most other filesystems, and when used with sync=disabled I'm actually willing to believe that (disabled here means that you might lose some data in case of a power outage within 10s of a write). The fs also has other advantages; I could imagine that it might be useful on a CI server to create a new dataset ("partition") for the build directory each time a project is built, discarding it after a successful build (which is a lot faster than an `rm -rf`).
>> It can and does with OSXBUILDER mentioned above.
>> I volunteer to help configure any Mac hardware KDE deploys.
> Actually using the GUI can be a patience-honing exercise when done from halfway across the world (Bradley is in California if I am not mistaken) :)
> Would you be capable of checking if one of those VMs runs in VirtualBox on Linux?
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