[lug] More Server Problems

Daniel Webb lists at danielwebb.us
Wed Feb 22 14:59:04 MST 2006

On Thu, Feb 16, 2006 at 10:15:25AM -0700, George Sexton wrote:

> The real lesson for next time is to not buy new state of the art technology.
> Every time I do I get burnt. I remember 5 years ago the kernel just puked if
> you had an SMP machine. Over time the kernel issues got sorted out and I
> have the machines that used to puke daily in production now with uptimes in
> the hundreds of days. The other machine that I bought at the same time is
> the same vendor, but a normal P4 CPU. No problems rock solid, up over a
> hundred days now.
> The linux kernel just doesn't stablize new technology like EMT-64 or SMP
> very quickly.

My rule of thumb is buy hardware at least a year old, but preferably two.
I've rarely had hardware problems when I buy 2+ year old gear.  Just bought my
first DVD burner the other day...  works perfect.

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