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The variable noone talked about is called PHPBASE: It allows working with multiple PHP installs on a FreeBSD server, placing each in it's own directory. It's then used in make.conf to point specific PHP modules (php52-somethings vs. php54-somethings) at the right "base" directory. I've seen it used a few times, but didn't dare try it myself, so far. When I ...


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The idea of sync writes is really a good idea for boot disks, which are key to virtualization. You want to wait for an acknowledgement. Speed is not an issue at boot, durability should be. When you need performance, go to something speedier. Performance and reliability are always a tradeoff. On of my pet peeves is when people want really speedy VM ...


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Your assumptions are correct. The difference between using a ZVOL and file-backed md(4), from the user point of view, is not that big. Mostly that ZVOL will always be there, and the md disks need to be reattached after reboot. As for growing - both ZVOL and file-backed md disks "grow" automatically, ie are sparse. The geli manual recommends overwriting ...


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I had a very similar config on linux which also didn't work. For me editing apcupsd.conf by changing the line DEVICE /dev/ugen4.2 to simply DEVICE got it working. Seems if you're connecting over USB it can work it out and doesn't need to be told which device to use.



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