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hack hack [Apr. 30th, 2006|12:12 am]
Brad Fitzpatrick

I hacked on a dozen projects tonight. It felt good. Also because I got to delete a lot of emails. Inbox down from 1,400 the other day to 938 now.

I'm excited for Nexenta. Debian + DTrace + Perl DTrace probes = dope. Could profile a bunch of stuff very well.

I googled for Nexenta Xen, hoping I could run it under a DomU, since I recently read OpenSolaris could almost run under Xen, and I'm seeing the Nexenta developers are also excited. For now I'll resort to VMWare, but that involves switching to the laptop and little screen/keyboard. Wish I'd waited a bit and got an Intel MacMini so I could run Parallels on my desktop.

[User Picture]From: ydna
2006-04-30 07:50 am (UTC)
I was gonna say you might hold off on running Parallels on a Mini. I loaded up Ubuntu on mine a week or so ago and was annoyed that the VT-x support had been disabled somewhere along the way on my Mini (some folks had the problem, others don't). But, uh, it looks like Apple slipped in a fix while I wasn't looking. Oh, sweet.
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[User Picture]From: brad
2006-04-30 09:09 am (UTC)
When/what was the fix?

Also, is VT-x support noticably faster? I'm reading stuff in VMWare forums about it being not so impressive for some people/tasks.
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[User Picture]From: ydna
2006-05-02 10:35 pm (UTC)
The fix, I assume was flipping a bit in the BIOS or whatever to enable the chip feature. I have no idea when this could have happened. I assumed it would be part of a firmware update which I haven't done.

I'd say it's not a huge improvement in apparent speed. But it seems less herky-jerky. Before, it felt like CPU time was coming in spurts. I'm guessing that's about the best I can expect.
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