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SubjectRe: MTBF data for linux
Whoops!  Think-o.  I meant I'm running 2.2.5 for over 400 days.

Matt

On Fri, Sep 01, 2000 at 01:45:25PM -0700, Matthew Dharm wrote:
> I agree that the MTBF can be very misleading...
>
> But put it this way: My server ran 2.2.14 for over 400 days before I
> rebooted it. It was down for about 5 minutes while rebooting (probably
> less).
>
> My NT Server gets a nightly reboot. I can't get it to run for more than a
> week without it developing _some_ problem.
>
> Mind you, on both of these systems, nobody is doing any development/kernel
> hacking/anything. They're just mail/www/ftp/dns/login (for linux) servers.
> To a first order approximation, they're basically the same hardware, both
> protected by a UPS.
>
> Matt
>
> On Fri, Sep 01, 2000 at 10:38:54PM +0200, Igmar Palsenberg wrote:
> > On Fri, 1 Sep 2000, Jim Garlick wrote:
> >
> > > Can someone point me to MTBF data for Linux? I realize this is kind of
> > > vague. Ideally I would like MTBF for kernel 2.2.14 running on SMP Alpha,
> > > but any data is better than nothing. This is to help win an argument to
> > > put linux on a large cluster. Thanks in advance.
> >
> > MTBF is something that says shit. depends on hardware, what the machine
> > does, if it has a UPS, etc, etc, etc, etc.
> >
> > This machine is running 2 years without problems.
> >
> > > Jim Garlick
> >
> >
> > Igmar
> >
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