Subject: Re: Release cycles
To: Giles Lean <>
From: Andrew Gillham <>
List: current-users
Date: 11/02/1997 06:27:09
Giles Lean wrote:
> On Sat, 1 Nov 97 19:58:42 -0500 (EST)  Greg A. Woods wrote:
> > Unfortunately no NetBSD formal release has been truely stable, even, or
> > especially, on the i386, since 0.9.
> I disagree.  In my usage of 1.1/i386 (which I am still running) the
> only instability has been the well known swap leak, which was also in
> 0.9.

I have a couple of machines that have uptimes of 533, and 522.  They
have "NetBSD 1.1B", and "NetBSD 1.2_ALPHA" respectively.  They don't
do a lot, but they always do it.  (the second is a PPP server, with 2
total silo overflows, one per com port, and 4MB of RAM)

While neither one is actually running a release, they are remarkably
stable.  NetBSD 1.2 on another more frequently used machine does just
as well, though I reboot it occasionally because I muck with the hardware.

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