Subject: Re: Better than..
To: Ted Lemon <email@example.com>
From: Thomas Michael Wanka <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 01/05/2000 15:01:51
On 5 Jan 00, at 8:23, Ted Lemon wrote:
> > To be serious, you wouldn=B4t do 1.) to a machine on real life.
> You wouldn't. The power company would. I have no personal
> experience with Linux behaving the way Manuel described, but if it
> does, this is a real problem. You can't count on perfect power
> delivery, even if you have a UPS. Safe recovery from a power failure
> is important.
He described a mail server with extreamly heavy load, something
nobody would run without a UPS. My APC shuts down the linux
server without problems. The other "misterious" thing is there is no
investigation done what caused the problem, it could be the OS or
the MTA, the mail server software, incompatibilities between these or
other components, or things I can=B4t even think about in a short time.
If you take MS problems, the software comes from one source and
responsibilities are clearly addressable, like the mail server
problems recently found. Here we have software from multiple
sources, responsibility is harder to address. If, e.g the cyrus Imap
Server is buggy, if the bug is found when run on BSD nobody
should blame the OS! I am shure, during the developement of
NetBSD there were bugs and problems, and I would bet there are
some in current releases, the same applies to any other OS,
including Linux and to any other software.
Important was, what had caused this problem and if it has been
Between, NetBSD is more performant than Linux (specially the 2.2.X
kernels) on weaker hardware.