FreeBSD 6.3 or FreeBSD 7.0

Ivan Voras ivoras at
Wed Nov 14 06:55:07 PST 2007

Marko Lerota wrote:
> I see that 6.3 and 7.0 is comming. Now I'm using 6.2-RELEASE for 
> my servers. To what should I upgrade? Which of them will be stable 
> or production release?

For low-loaded machines, 7.0 is stable enough even with all the new
goodies like ZFS, tmpfs, ULE - I have such a machine with almost 30 days
uptime and have done 24h+ stress testing on another machine before
blessing it for production - but I still wouldn't trust it for mission
critical "heads will roll" type of servers.

If you can, try it on a spare or lightly loaded server, it's worth it.

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