KHB: Recovering Device Drivers: From Sandboxing to Surviving
Posted Jan 18, 2007 12:08 UTC (Thu) by tsr2
Parent article: KHB: Recovering Device Drivers: From Sandboxing to Surviving
From the point of view of a web server, a crashed system and a system with no network access due to a safely sandboxed but crashed network driver are practically identical.
I do not agree that they are practically identical. A crashed system will usually reboot and return to operation in a short period of time. A system that stays up, but is unable to communicate with the outside world will require external intervention. Also, if it's in an inconvenient location, you can't log in remotely and reboot, so all in all a crash is probably preferable in this scenario.
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