Quality of FreeBSD
Nicklas B. Westerlund
nicklas at dinpris.no
Thu Jul 21 12:14:35 GMT 2005
Marc Olzheim wrote:
>but I'd like a clear answer on
>what to do now in regard to taking FreeBSD 5 into 'real' production...
I'd have to second this request. We rely heavily on the stability and
performance of FreeBSD in our business.
We've only had the occasional stupid hang on our RELENG_5_4 systems, but
I've deployed both RELENG_6
and -CURRENT in our labs now to see what kind of results I can get out
Although I havn't seen any major problems on our servers, all using u320
scsi and smp - I don't feel as secure about my choice of upgrading to 5.x.
We still have some 4.x servers in production, and judging by how this is
evolving, I think I'll rather skip the 5-branch for those machines and
keep testing 6.x.
The last thing we need is servers with problems to disturb our sleep at
Overall I think we're a few of the lucky ones, as alot of people seem to
have huge problems which we havn't encountered, again that is because of
different architectures and such.
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