[nycbug-talk] FBSD sysutils/bsdstats

Max Gribov max at neuropunks.org
Sun Aug 13 19:56:05 EDT 2006

Brad Schonhorst wrote:

>On 8/10/06, Jeff Quast <af.dingo at gmail.com> wrote:
>>On 8/9/06, michael <lists at genoverly.net> wrote:
>>>Funny.. the OP in those links put up another link as a reference:
>>>(http://www.mreriksson.net/uptimes/) The Uptime Project.  I never
>>>really understood that cheesy bravado.  Why would you want to brag that
>>>you have not patched your box for the last 6 years?  And not just brag..
>>>but to register it and have it available on a website, along side
>>>other poorly maintained boxen.. like it is a badge of honor.
well, you only have to reboot when you patch the kernel.
fbsd at least has a pretty good record of not having too broken of a
kernel, and sometimes there are issues which one does not have to patch
since they were removed from the custom compiled kernel.

uptime can be considered "badge of honor"  in a sense that the os you're
using does not have too many kernel issues, the fact that you made a
custom enough kernel not to worry about useless issues, and plus the
fact that things rarely go wrong in the bsd server world.

i had an uptime of a year once, which was broken by a dead scsi disk.
was a fbsd5.2.1 box on sparc64, a webserver. i was pretty proud that the
box was configured properly not to die all the time. just ask any NT
admin : )

some pointless 2c....

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