[OZAPRS] Computerless iGate

Hamish Moffatt hamish at cloud.net.au
Sun Feb 28 11:49:36 EST 2010

On Sun, Feb 28, 2010 at 07:14:21AM +1100, Damien Gardner Jnr wrote:
>    I'd be running APRSD for an igate? - javaprsd just seems like insane bloat
>    for an igate unless you're made of CPU cycles :)
>    second.aprs is one of six VM's on a dual 3.6ghz HT xeon, and is currently
>    using all 256mb of ram allocated to it (granted 90mb of that is cached
>    data, but it's also using 70mb of swap.. hrrm might push the memory up
>    next time a kernel update appears..), and is sitting with a 4.5, 5.28, 9.5
>     - I'm guessing she just finished the morning updatedb, but even still it
>    usually sits around a load of 2-3..  Although I guess a lot of its CPU
>    usage is in processing the packets to hand off to the connected clients?
>    I'm all for java - most of the daemon software I write is java, but
>    there's something just not right about javaprsd..

I don't like running a closed-source java app for the igate either, but
it works far better than aprsd, and I've lost interest in hacking aprsd
any further.

A rewrite in a decent language like python would be grand (though not
very embedded-friendly in that case).


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