[nycbug-talk] FBSD sysutils/bsdstats

Ray Lai nycbug at cyth.net
Sun Aug 13 20:42:06 EDT 2006

On Sun, Aug 13, 2006 at 07:56:05PM -0400, Max Gribov wrote:
> 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 generally reboot machines after daemons are patched as well, in case
the startup process got trashed due to config changes or something.
It's better to find out immediately rather than after you have forgotten
the change six months later.


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