it's about the crashes!!!
Posted Mar 18, 2009 17:24 UTC (Wed) by pflugstad
In reply to: Know your place
Parent article: Better than POSIX?
that it not lose data as a matter of course
Okay, I had to post on this one. The thing that EVERYONE seems to be forgetting is that these problems only occur when you have crashes
- I.e. bad hardware or buggy drivers. This is not
a case of lose data as a matter of course
, it's a case of the whole freakin system crashing badly. This is a situation which happens VERY rarely.
Honestly, has anyone here, NOT running binary closed source drivers, experienced a crash in a distro provided kernel in what, the last 12 months or longer? Heck, even a bleeding edge (but not -RC) kernel.
Didn't think so. Now, please refrain from hyperbolic statements like that.
I realize the Ted pointed this out in his initial emails and while it's still not good for the system level behavior to change like this, this is a case of ultra bleeding edge kernel, ALPHA distro release, etc. These are not common users in any sense of the word "common".
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