Production readiness and upgrading from FreeBSD 4.11
Frank Denis (Jedi/Sector One)
dragonfly at pureftpd.org
Sat Apr 23 02:02:32 PDT 2005
On Sat, Apr 23, 2005 at 03:57:16AM -0400, Jeff Duffy wrote:
> While I'm sure it's a familiar story, my company has relied on FreeBSD
> for quite a long time, and we have a large number of servers running
> FreeBSD 4.11-RELEASE-p3.
> 1. The most important question is when will the DragonFly team consider
> the OS 'production quality'?
All our production servers running FreeBSD 4 have been upgraded to
DragonFlyBSD. They are highly loaded web servers and we had no issue so far,
except one issue with sendfile(). But that issue was immediately fixed by
Matthew after I reported it.
In fact, every time a bug is reported in DragonFlyBSD, it it fixed
amazingly fast. This is one of the reason I trust DragonFlyBSD for
production servers. And its stability is excellent as long as you stick with
the -STABLE tag.
We upgraded from FreeBSD 4.9, 4.10 and 4.11 using the same official
procedure, except that we ran mergemaster afterwards.
Frank - my stupid blog: http://00f.net
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