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    SubjectKernel.org Downtime Notice - Please read *very* important
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    Afternoon everyone,

    I and the other Kernel.org admins would like to announce downtime for
    ALL kernel.org machines (this includes all of the mirror machines, the
    public machines and the backend master). The downtime is scheduled to
    start on or around April 2nd, 2008 on or around 0001 UTC.

    After much deliberation, research and argument in #korg (along with
    screaming matches between HPA and I over dinner) we are upgrading the
    kernel.org machines from Fedora Core 5 to FreeBSD 7.0. This decision
    does not come lightly to the Kernel.org admins, and we would like to
    point out several key things that helped us form our decision:

    FreeBSD 7.0 Bests Linux in SMP Performance:
    http://bsd.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=08/03/06/1313218
    http://people.freebsd.org/~kris/scaling/7.0%20Preview.pdf

    FreeBSD vs. Linux vs. Windows 2000
    http://www.freebsd.org/maketing/os-comparison.html

    We feel that we can better serve our mirrors, our users and the
    community by making the switch, and we hope to have the transition done
    very shortly.

    - - John 'Warthog9' Hawley
    Kernel.org Admin



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