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SubjectRe: Presenting Linux to the Corporate World

On Mon, 24 May 1999, Brian wrote:

> 2.2.8 kernel? I don't think it is going to be "fine" for long, if that
> kernel isn't patched. 2.2.8 had some problems that could lead to
> corruption of your filesystem.

One might think so, but 2.2.8 only seems unstable on certain machine
configurations. I've had a highly loaded db running on 2.2.8 since it
first came out. I load-tested it pretty thoroughly before putting it into
production, and of course now that it's in it's hard to upgrade it. But
not a single crash or hiccup.

The machine is a pure-SCSI machine with a caching controller, and most of
the complaints I've heard were for IDE systems (or perhaps slow SCSI
disks?). Shrug.


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