[Arm-netbook] "allwinner's A10" codenamed "sun4i crane", linux kernel v2.6.36 patch available
gordan at bobich.net
Sun Nov 13 23:55:49 GMT 2011
On 11/13/2011 08:23 AM, Michelle Konzack wrote:
> Hello Gordan Bobic,
> Am 2011-11-12 22:38:43, hacktest Du folgendes herunter:
>> The problem is that the "industry" cannot expect to be taken seriously
>> if they exhibit a fire-and-forget attitude. Companies like Marvell and
>> Nvidia are putting a lot of effort into making sure their CPUs are
>> supported in the mainline. In the process of porting RHEL6 to ARM, I
>> have found a LOT of patches from people at Marvell to make various
>> Fedora/RH packages build/work on ARM. A SoC manufacturer that isn't
>> prepared to put in that much effort cannot expect to be taken seriously
>> because it is clear they aren't taking the OSS community seriously. It
>> cuts both ways.
> Even if I need a Fscking NDA with Marvel, the support is 1A.
> Also I have an Application Engineer from my Distributor which is an Ex-
> Marvel-Employee... Fortunately he know, what he is talking about!
>> The problem is that it is the end user that gets screwed because they
>> end up with a futureless device.
>> Try about 10 if you want front-loading 2.5in disks in 1U. 5 if you want
>> the PCMCIA cards to be front-loaded too.
> I have a Chinese Manufacturer which build 2"5 Dual-SATA Racks in the
> size of a Floppy-Drive. I have disassembled it to use only one SATA-Disk
> and put in the place of the second SATA-Drive the PCB.
> So, you an get a compact Server including one SATA Disk in the size of
> WxHxD 100x25x135mm. However, I will try to rebuild the outer frame
> (maing it longer) to leave the 2 SATA drives and put the PCB behind the
> SATA Drives. Also there will be enough place to use SO-DIMM.
> This mean, I can use a standard 3U with up to 16 compact Mini-Servers
> and each 2 SATA/SAS Drives.
> Any comments?
Sounds pretty awesome. At what projected prices for the chassis and blades?
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