[OpenAFS] OpenAFS on AIX 7.1

Ted Creedon tcreedon@easystreet.net
Mon, 6 Feb 2017 21:25:35 +0000

I just happen to have a spare dual xeon 64gb linux box that could be made a=
and smaller MAC w/ parallels on it.

I also have a dual 64gb xeon w/ a xeon phi card in it too. cost ~$3K

with a little effort...

IBM generally  waives license fees for non profits.

From: Gary Buhrmaster <gary.buhrmaster@gmail.com>
Sent: Monday, February 6, 2017 10:24 AM
To: Ted Creedon
Subject: Re: [OpenAFS] OpenAFS on AIX 7.1

On Mon, Feb 6, 2017 at 5:34 PM, Ted Creedon <tcreedon@easystreet.net> wrote=
> why not use vm's for all non linux builds?

If what you meant was for the foundation
itself to pay for virtual build servers,
all that takes if for the foundation to
decide to spend real money.  I presume
they have considered that, but it might
be worth asking the question explicitly
if it has not been explicitly answered
(I really have not been following the
foundations activities).

It might not even cost a lot (as I recall,
there are various on-demand builder
spin-up capabilities in at least some
SCMs so it is free until the commit),
but it is all work someone would have
to research.

I would not be at all surprised if the
commercial companies providing support
have not already moved in the direction
of cloud based virtual builders (makes
little sense to own a $10K server for
occasional builds), but that is for their
own customers.

If you mean architecture emulation, it can
be very slow (although might be acceptable),
but the bigger problem may be licensing of
the OS and the compilers.  Last I knew
AIX (where this started) is licensed software,
and so is XLC (if using the IBM compiler
is required for kernel modules).