BSD Success Stories

Michal Pasternak michal at
Sat Apr 3 15:53:11 PST 2004

Charon [Sun, Apr 04, 2004 at 01:26:43AM +0800]:
> On Sat, Apr 03, 2004 at 01:11:06AM -0500, Chris Laverdure wrote:
> > I really question those crazy high uptimes.
> 	They may reflect a carefull configuration choice to begin
> 	with. Also, consider the anti bsd sentiments of some
> 	Linux folk and the perception that old=unpatched and
> 	therefore unsecure. The uptimes might really be valid.
> 	The only way to be sure is to ask the admins of the site.

Well, the real question is:
First thing is, we can laugh at Linux developers, who couldn't code proper
uptme counter until 2.6.0.

Second thing is, I wonder, how the uptimes will look in 1 - 2 years, just
because Linux 2.6.x is getting to be widely used.

Third, I don't really know, if that fault in Linux uptime counting really
hits Netcraft. Perhaps they use some other method.

Anyway, uptimes need a closer examination, before we can surely state some
statements about it. Comments?

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