The embedded Linux nightmare - an epilogue
Posted May 2, 2007 4:47 UTC (Wed) by AJWM
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> Redhat EL 4 used 2.6.9. [...] Nobody would want to install either of those systems for new servers or workstations.
Heh, I wish I could agree with you, but within the next couple of days I'll be doing a fresh Redhat 4 install. The (4x 3GHz Xeon) server is being repurposed, currently it's still running RHEL 2.1. Most of the servers in this particular environment are running RH 3, with just a handful at RH 4. (Mind, they do get updates). Once you've got an enterprise system stable (eg, a four-node Oracle cluster with 8 CPUs/node (16 virtual with hyperthreading) and a SAN backend) you don't want to mess with it very often. (When that's upgraded it'll also be to new boxes, 2 each 32-way IA-64s, and we can kiss hugemem goodbye - but it'll be to RH4, not RH5).
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