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Re: public web service vs backend DBMS

Re: public web service vs backend DBMS

Posted Mar 25, 2005 4:54 UTC (Fri) by sweikart (guest, #4276)
In reply to: RHEL, kernel vulnerabilities, and days of risk by dang
Parent article: RHEL, kernel vulnerabilities, and days of risk

You make an excellent point.

If an enterprise distribution is going to support both markets, it seems like it needs to have two kernel tracks: for the public service, a quick release (one kernel release per security vulnerability); for the backend service, a slow release (which will typically bundle multiple security fixes, and will have been thoroughly tested by third-party software providers and hardware manufacturers).

At the moment, it seems like the enterprise vendors only provide the latter.

-scott


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