I agree that the MTBF can be very misleading...
But put it this way: My server ran 2.2.14 for over 400 days before I
rebooted it. It was down for about 5 minutes while rebooting (probably
My NT Server gets a nightly reboot. I can't get it to run for more than a
week without it developing _some_ problem.
Mind you, on both of these systems, nobody is doing any development/kernel
hacking/anything. They're just mail/www/ftp/dns/login (for linux) servers.
To a first order approximation, they're basically the same hardware, both
protected by a UPS.
On Fri, Sep 01, 2000 at 10:38:54PM +0200, Igmar Palsenberg wrote:
> On Fri, 1 Sep 2000, Jim Garlick wrote:
> > Can someone point me to MTBF data for Linux? I realize this is kind of
> > vague. Ideally I would like MTBF for kernel 2.2.14 running on SMP Alpha,
> > but any data is better than nothing. This is to help win an argument to
> > put linux on a large cluster. Thanks in advance.
> MTBF is something that says shit. depends on hardware, what the machine
> does, if it has a UPS, etc, etc, etc, etc.
> This machine is running 2 years without problems.
> > Jim Garlick
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