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    Possible BitKeeper Issues
    Submitted by robster on Saturday, October 05, 2002 – 22:56
    DebianIt has come to the attention of several Debian developers that they may be exposed to claims of violation of the Bitkeeper license though the development of revision control software such as Arch, Subversion and CVS which are in competition to BitMover’s BitKeeper product. BitKeeper is used as the revision control system for the development of the Linux kernel. For full details of possible issues for the Debian community please see announcement and followup
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    Subject: I hope not
    Author: Tau
    Date: Monday, 2002/10/07 – 20:51
    And people wonder why GNU keeps hacking away on HURD. You’ve really got to hand it to a guy with this sort of determination and bloody-mindedness about things. Linus has pissed it to the wind in the name of “pragmatics” and made a joke of his entire project.

    Suppose it comes across in the quality of the kernel. Look at 2.2, I’ve got one server that’s been up for the best part of half a year and has yet to crash (I’ve taken it down a few times for upgrades though. Hundreds of days uptime was par for the course). I’ve yet to get more than about 80 days uptime out of my 2.4 box though.

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    Subject: OT: 2.4 uptime
    Author: tj
    Date: Tuesday, 2002/10/08 – 00:46
    This is completely off-topic but are you sure it’s not your boxen or something, 2.4 can be quite quite stable.

    (02:29:33)(tj@mursu)(~)$ uptime
    02:29:35 up 284 days, 7:45, 11 users, load average: 0.00, 0.00, 0.00
    (02:29:35)(tj@mursu)(~)$ uname -a
    Linux mursu 2.4.17 #1 Thu Dec 27 15:12:00 EET 2001 i686 unknown unknown GNU/Linux

    My 3-year old Celeron 466 with 256mb of ram acting as desktop/development box at work running 24/7 GNOME 1.4 desktop, Apache, PostgreSQL, DB2, several different servlet engines and ircing shell for various co-workers. Actually I could say I’ve never encountered problems that would prevent 1y+ uptimes that were not caused by hardware with evenly-numbered kernels since 2.0.16 or so when I switched to Linux… YMMV is a possibility of course… And no, I didn’t test each stable kernel by running it for a full year but I said I haven’t encountered problems 🙂

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