A tribute to quasar; my longest install. And testimonial to LFS.
highos at linuxfromscratch.org
Wed Sep 11 20:32:05 PDT 2002
On Wed, Sep 11, 2002 at 10:54:38PM -0400, Gerard Beekmans wrote:
> Yeah speaking of old systems...I still have my broken notebook here. I wish I
> could access the harddrive in it. It's one of those 3 1/2 inch drives so I
> have no (known to me) way to connect it to a normal IDE bus (hints anybody)
> and retrieve the system. It's running LFS-1.3 with some old X and KDE system
> (KDE-1.1 I believe). I should get this notebook fixed maybe one of these
Heh. I remenber ;)
> For the ones who don't know: shadowfax is also knows as "the
> linuxfromscratch.org" server. Current uptime 174 days. The only reason it was
> rebooted 174 days ago was due to a mistake in the data center it's stored.
> Somebody unplugged the wrong box (they thought it was one of the old
> ftp.gnu.org machines but it wasn't obviously). I'm not sure what the uptime
> before that was, but it was something like 6 months. The reason for that
> reboot was to load a new kernel (I had to enable something in it that I
> couldn't modularize so a reboot was necessary). Anyways, bottom line is that
> LFS system stability is pretty good. I've seen systems running for more than
> a year without a reboot at all. The only reason why reboots take place every
> now and then (at least on my end) is to update the running kernels. You can
> only achieve so much by updating the software. There'll be a time the kernel
> needs to be upgraded. Too bad you can't do that without a reboot yet. That'll
> just rock update a live kernel on-the-fly.
Looking at ~highos/uptime.txt, it was near the ~240 mark.
And I could swear, reading a few years ago, that FreeBSD had a feature
where you can change the running kernel without rebooting (or something
similar to that method), I can't remenber any more details and don't
have the time to look into it...but eventually! :)
Jesse Tie-Ten-Quee ( highos at linuxfromscratch dot org )
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