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Subject[OT] Re: Nasty suprise with uptime
bert hubert wrote:

> On Mon, Oct 29, 2001 at 12:39:37PM -0800, J Sloan wrote:
> > So, is there an implicit Linux policy to upgrade
> > the distro, or at least the kernel, every 496 days
> > whether it needs it or not?
> Having huge uptimes is by the way not adviseable operational policy
> according to many.

Well, it is certainly a calling card for reliability.

> Chances are you will be in for a nasty surprise when you
> reboot -

not bloody likely - if such a case did exist, big
brother would let us know immediately that a
service is missing.

> do you remember after a year which daemons you 'started by hand'
> and how?

All daemons are started with init scripts. If init
scripts do not exist for a particular service, they
are created and activated with checkconfig.

In addition, all installed programs are in rpm
format, and are installed in the most standard,
vanilla configuration possible.



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