ploopster at gmail.com
Thu Jun 11 16:24:47 CDT 2009
Dave McGuire wrote:
> On Jun 11, 2009, at 4:52 PM, Kirn Gill wrote:
>> Graphics hardware on a server becomes useful if the server needs to be
> *A console* on a server becomes useful if the server needs to be
> fixed. That console being a bit-mapped framebuffer with megabytes of
> software required to support it adds huge amounts of complexity to a
> debugging situation. Bad idea. This is why the very beefiest of
> servers still have very simple serial consoles.
Even today, one of my favorite diagnostic tools is the two-digit display
on the front of RS/6000s.
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