Subject: Re: Stability of the netbsd-4 branch
To: Chris Ross <>
From: Manuel Bouyer <>
List: current-users
Date: 01/21/2007 23:25:02
On Fri, Jan 19, 2007 at 11:44:01AM -0500, Chris Ross wrote:
>   I know this isn't exactly a current-users thing, but I was  
> wondering how stable the netbsd-4 branch is.  I know it was just re- 
> branched recently, but I was wondering if I should consider running  
> it on a machine that I have a fair reliance on, or just fall back to  
> 3.1 release (or 3-1 branch).
>   Thanks.  Any opinions about stability, or thoughts about what's  
> new in 4.x that might be worth worrying about, are welcomed.  :-)

Well, if you don't need any of the new features I'd say to stay with
netbsd-3. On the other hand, I'm running a netbsd-4 Xen3-dom0 in production,
without troubles, and I've just switched 2 Xen2-domU to netbsd-4 to use
carp, without problems so far ...

Manuel Bouyer <>
     NetBSD: 26 ans d'experience feront toujours la difference