Subject: Re: OffTopic: Intel's dependent on the Alpha chip...
To: Brian Hechinger <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Herb Peyerl <email@example.com>
Date: 11/01/2001 11:56:55
Brian Hechinger <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> us UNIX weenie wave our uptime numbers around at each other, VMS people don't
> do that. why? you install VMS, boot the machine, and expect it to run until
> you take it offline. the pair of 6000 boxes at the one place i worked at ran
> from the day they were installed, up until they were removed from the facility
> late last year. never shut down. not once. god i love that stuff.
Guess you weren't running UCX then.
Back then, it was hard to find a packet that _didn't_ cause a fatal
bug check on a machine running UCX. Ok, maybe I'm exaggerating just
a little bit, but it sure was annoying and all we got from DEC was
"so don't do that".