[nycbug-talk] FBSD sysutils/bsdstats

Dan Langille dan at langille.org
Mon Aug 14 07:34:42 EDT 2006

On 14 Aug 2006 at 1:22, Marc Spitzer wrote:

> On 8/13/06, Max Gribov <max at neuropunks.org> wrote:
> >
> > 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 think uptime, as we are talking about it, is kinda silly.
> Personally I am in favor of rebooting production boxes at least
> quarterly.  It can be really interesting to see what shakes loose.
> Also it gives you a framework of scheduled outages to do other stuff
> in, non critical patches or a bit of kernel tuning etc.  Also the Idea
> of patching libraries and not rebooting without a very good reason,
> and a lot of checking to see you actually restarted *EVERYTHING* that
> calls it, is asking for trouble.  I do not think the system will
> reload the same shared lib if there is a copy sitting in memory,
> rebooting fixes this issue.

With reference to your last statement, why do you think that?  Is 
this theory restricted to shared libs?

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