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Cake day: July 9th, 2023

  • I think there are more people that are #1 and #2 the same time

    Probably where some of the attitude comes from. People are assuming that it’s paid IT people bringing their work home with them, which is a different case then a casual user trying out self-hosting without the broader background.

    Although I haven’t seen this attitude myself so I suspect it’s not that common, and probably just a handful of users jumping to conclusions.

  • The Coalition truly are a shameful bunch of cretins, who are obviously owned by the fossil fuel industry. You’d have to be out of your mind to believe that their nuclear policy is remotely in good faith, and not just a delay tactic so they can pump more coal and gas.

    I really hope that people don’t fall for their bullshit at the next election, because we can’t afford another Coaliton government during a critical period in the renewable transition.

  • Mainly because running multiple desktop machines adds up to a lot of power, even at idle. If you power them off and on as needed it’s better, but then it’s not as convenient. Of course, if you leave a single machine with multiple GPUs on 24/7 that will also eat a lot of power, but it will be less than multiple machines turned on 24/7 at least.

    And the physical space taken up by multiple desktop machines starts to add up significantly, particularly if you live in an apartment or smaller house.

  • I’ve recently tried to do that using sunsine and different linux gaming distros and it was awful, the VM was working great for a few minutes and then suddenly crashes and I have to hard stop it.

    Are you running this with something like libvirtd/qemu? If so, VFIO configurations can get pretty complex. Random crashes seem like MSI interrupt issues (or you’ve allocated too much RAM to the guest). Or it could be GPU reset issues that would also occur on the (Linux) host, a newer kernel and Mesa version in the guest may help.

    Setting on the kernel commandline for the host to workaround MSR interrupt crashes:


    If you’re running on a Windows host or with something like Virtualbox (assuming GPU passthrough is supported by these), YMMV but I wouldn’t expect good results.