[Total OT] Trying to improve some numbers ...
lars at gmx.at
Thu Feb 16 08:48:01 PST 2006
Marc G. Fournier wrote:
> Actually, in my case, I'm more interested in % uptime then long uptimes,
> something that this site does keep track of ...
Ok, it's not entirely silly then ;-)
I'm not convinced though that "uptime" is a useful metric.
At a time when Windows NT was so useless and unstable
the uptime of any OS other than Windows NT may have been a "metric"
if only a bragging-metric. But we should be over that now.
I think "availability", which needs to be defined and measured
precisely, is more useful.
Who cares how long a machine has been up, if it was only up
that long because it's a complete nuisance to update and installing
and upgrading and testing takes so long it eats the uptime and the
admins are scared to reboot it? ;-)
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