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[28 Nov 2004|04:43pm]
Running yum on one of my FC2 boxes yields a process with 76MB resident size and 466MB total size, which pushes it in a computer with 128MB of RAM. I shudder to think that I was about to try it on an old 32MB box. I suppose Fedora on a 486 is utterly out of question finally, killed not by kernel incompatibilities, but by applications.

The bad news is that the little 128MB box is brand new. It entered service couple of months ago and I did not plan on replacing it for about 3 years. In hindsight, it might have been not such a bright idea to use something so weak for a critical server. But having just upgraded from a 32MB system running RHL 7.2 I thought that 128MB were plenty. I might be forced to run Debian on that thing somewhere in 18 months if things go as they do. I do pray that Seth performs a miracle and slims yum's RSS 8 times, but I do not seriously count on it.
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