[svlug] Re: Re: system with read-only root filesystem

Aaron T Porter atporter at primate.net
Wed Jul 3 10:09:08 PDT 2002

On Wed, Jul 03, 2002 at 07:56:55PM +0300, Ira Abramov wrote:
> Holy excrement! 1000 nodes needs a completely different approach.
> broadcast more likely. check out what they did at Google (passed 10k
> diskless linux nodes by now I think)

	Not exactly. Unless they've changed things dramatically, google
was using an interesting hybrid-netbooting strategy. The live servers are
running of a locally stored system image, with 40 or 60gb of local disk
for application data if I remember correctly.

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