[rescue] Re: [geeks] THIS. MAKES. ME. SICK.

amy rescue at sunhelp.org
Fri Jun 15 13:53:50 CDT 2001

"Devin L. Ganger" wrote: 
> > my cuisinart toaster probably has more scalability than linux ;) 
> To be fair to them, they *are* working on it.  It's just that there's a
> lot of other pieces in the kernel they really need to redo from the
> ground up, and they don't seem to be willing to do that.

it's cheaper to recycle/support the old kernel than it is to pay
to take the time to write a newer one. thats just a straight-out
decision, unfortunately.

> > irc, efnet, various channels. if it took 'em four hours (as opposed to
> > 5 minutes), i'd be shocked.
> That won't do me any good in the case of hardware failures.

no, but you seemed to put the emphasis on software problems as
opposed to
hardware failures. i can see a need for a support contract on a
machine (or even a small one) in a critical environment in case
hardware failure. there's no argument there, parts are necessary
i'm only mildly ranting on you saying that fbsd wasnt quickly
which is completely untrue from my experience.

> > > The scale of administration for FreeBSD or Linux to
> > > provide the equivalent levels of service would have been prohibitive 
> > > the level of staffing.
> > oh yes. god forbid we install any o/s without a support contract. it
> > just wouldn't do to know the operating system well enough to fix it
> > yourself....
> I never scorn a safety net when I'm up climbing high -- and that's what
> a support contract is.  When my Ultra-2 starts reporting intermittent
> faults on a particular drive in my A5000 array

again, i'm not talking hardware support contracts. i'm
anyone's desire for a software safety net. it just seems to me is
the admins a crutch with which to lean on, yet they dont seem to
beyond calling a 1-800 number what to do in case of an emergency.


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