LCA: Andrew Tanenbaum on creating reliable systems
Posted Jan 18, 2007 9:59 UTC (Thu) by filipjoelsson
In reply to: LCA: Andrew Tanenbaum on creating reliable systems
Parent article: LCA: Andrew Tanenbaum on creating reliable systems
> "Fault tolerance" should be used only on a system which you do not
> expect/cannot fix or update.
Which is pretty much any end user system.
Sure, I'm a gentooer as well as a programmer - I can easily browse around for a patch in bugzilla, or whip up something on my own. But my wife can't, my brothers can't (engineer all), my parents can't. So, in order to let up on the helpdesk in computer matters (ie me) - fault tolerance would be much appreciated. Let the professionals run without fault tolerance, and give the world some stability!
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