[rescue] Solaris not stable till release 2.x?????? WAS::Re: [geeks] Rumors flying

Jerry Kemp sun.mail.list47 at oryx.us
Wed Dec 7 17:28:50 CST 2016

I believe that Andrew's comment here is probably the big reason in explaining my 
generally favorable experiences with 2.3 and 2.4 , vs poorer comments from others.

Systems I administered/used running 2.3 and 2.4 were smaller, single CPU boxes. 
I didn't start working with multi-CPU boxes till at least 2.5.1.


On 12/ 6/16 08:32 PM, Andrew M Hoerter wrote:

> Based on stories I've read from inside Sun, those early 2.x years marked a
> significant change towards fine-grained locking inside the kernel so that SMP
> systems could scale, which was a perpetual source of subtle and serious bugs;
> and at the same time, engineers were hobbled by a management structure which
> frequently overruled them on decisions that impacted release quality.
> As I think someone else also mentioned, 2.5.1 is the first release that I recall
> having a good reputation for being reasonably stable at the time.
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