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SubjectRe: Scheduled Transfer Protocol on Linux
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> : Maybe if you are talking about huge disk cages, and the cost was amortized 
> : over a bunch of disks it would be feasible, but if you are talking about
> : single drives, this is sheer madness.
>
> To you, perhaps. I'll tell you this: I run a software business on Linux.
> I can get 20GB drives for $200. If I could get 20GB drives with Linux
> running on them for $300, I'd be buying them like cupcakes.

Why? So you can log in to your disk drives and run emacs?

If there was some purpose that running Linux on a drive served, it might
justify and extra $100 cost. I can't see any purpose to it. Yes, you could
telnet into the thing and view your drive geometry, bad sector list,
statistics, etc. You don't need to be running a GP/OS on your disk to get
that information.

I would much rather see that $100 going towards more storage capacity and
buffering, rather than a CPU running linux. I think a lot of people would
agree with me on that one.

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Zachary Amsden zamsden@engr.sgi.com (650) 933-6919 09U-510 Core Protocols



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