Subject: Re: releng autobuild 2.0 using 1.6A?
To: William Allen Simpson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Bill Studenmund <email@example.com>
Date: 04/12/2004 13:02:02
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On Mon, Apr 12, 2004 at 11:27:57AM -0400, William Allen Simpson wrote:
> Hubert Feyrer wrote:
> > In article <4078F1D3.5706C65F@greendragon.com> you wrote:
> > > http://releng.netbsd.org/ab/B_netbsd-2-0/M_i386/i386.relse.1081468800=
> > > TOOLDIR path: /autobuild/netbsd-2-0/i386/OBJ/autobuild/n=
> > >
> > > Any reason why the machine is still running a rather ancient kernel?
> > Probably because it works (and there was no pressing reason to upgrade)?
> (1) There have been a few Security Advisories since then -- which would=
> seem to affect an FTP server, among other features.
Note: the kernel it's running, even though it was "current" at the time,=20
really is a 1.6 kernel. So all the fixes applied to 1.6 apply to it; we=20
don't need the latest & greatest kernel to be safe.
Also, if the advisories are being applied by patch rather than=20
bulk-update, then the kernel version won't change.
> (2) It would certainly be nice to use those file and memory speed-ups=20
> that folks have added over the years.
> (3) The general concept of "eating our own dogfood" might apply here!=20
I think that the time to update will be after 2.0 comes out. While you're=
right that "eating our own dogfood" is good, this is a production machine.=
So updating before or during a release isn't so good. :-)
Now if we had a second machine (and admin resources) to experiment on,=20
that'd be different.
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