Chris Thompson (
Thu, 5 Jun 1997 07:43:45 -0700 (PDT)

---Mark Grant <> wrote:
> > Brittle? Who _dares_ to say brittle?
> What's brittle about Unix? I regularly get 100+ days of uptime on
> so much so that I had trouble remembering my password last time I
> my machine at work and had to log in again. Insecure, perhaps, but
> brittle.

10:32am up 90 days, 19:08, 1 user, load average: 0.00, 0.00, 0.00
10:59am up 72 days, 16:32, 1 user, load average: 0.00, 0.00, 0.00
5:43am up 76 days, 18:34, 1 user, load average: 0.07, 0.02, 0.00
10:41am up 34 days, 21:58, 1 user, load average: 0.00, 0.00, 0.00
9:37am up 33 days, 18:24, 2 users, load average: 0.00, 0.00, 0.00

All Linux boxes, all production, mission critical boxes. The top one
had 160 days uptime when a power problem in the data center caused a
reboot. Yes, that's 250days. The others have been rebooted by me for
my purposes, not because the machine needed it, I added hard drives,
flashed new BIOS into the boxes. I've never had to reboot one of these
boxes because of an error. There was a gentleman I know who had a
Linux 1.0.9 box at a remote location doing Shell, UUCP Mail, and
dialin with a 450 day uptime. Brittle isnt a word I'd use. (Although
looking at those lines, it's obvious I never set the system time to
anything realistic, it's 10:36AM)

This is probably not the best forum for the
Linux/BSD/Microsoft/Whatever OS Jihad. :)

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