Unemployment on the Rescue List? (was RE: [rescue] FS: SGI

Dave McGuire mcguire at neurotica.com
Mon Sep 29 19:21:34 CDT 2003

On Monday, September 29, 2003, at 08:13 PM, Steve Sandau wrote:
>>> And let's be honest: sometimes the apps are horrendously designed and
>>> poorly QA'ed.  That is not the OS' fault.
>>   ...but when an app can crash the OS, that certainly *is* the OS' 
>> fault.  Computer technology moved past that point thirty years ago.
> Hmm. Seems to me that the horrendously-designed app and the inadequate 
> OS are often from teh *same* source, too.
> That is true, though. Like with our old Novell server. We figured if a 
> client crashed it that it was the *server's* fault, because it should 
> never be possible for a client to affect the server that way.

   Well, there's definitely badness to be blamed on the client (or the 
app)...but the OS should be stable in the face of such faults.  We've 
had stable OSs for decades.


Dave McGuire                      "My tummy hurts now, but my soul
St. Petersburg, FL                 feels a little better."     -Ed

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