Possibility for FreeBSD 4.11 Extended Support

JoaoBR joao at matik.com.br
Fri Dec 22 16:21:43 PST 2006

On Friday 22 December 2006 02:15, Michael R. Wayne wrote:
> FreeBSD 4.11 can survive a simple burn-in test.  FreeBSD 5.X and
> 6.1 can not.  Here's what I wrote earlier.

burn-in usually is a hardware test and not a software test

>    Take a server.  Configure for SMP, add quotas within jails and
>    basic IPFW protection with a few hundred dummynet pipes for b/w
>    throttling (less than 10,000 total IPFW lines).  Load the machine
>    a bit so that it constantly maintains a 3 digit load and run
>    sufficient active processes to keep it in moderate swap state.

let's then qualify cars by how much miles they stand with a flat tire ... any 
practical value here? So anybody tries to get a server away from swap and you 
keep it in swap state ... funny theories you have

>   The result of that minimal-effort test yields machines which can
>   not maintain 30 days of uptime (most fail in under a week).

ahem ... faulty memory or what?



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