[CentOS] 10 Year old IT Infrastructure

Robert Heller heller at deepsoft.com
Sat Oct 10 19:59:34 UTC 2009


At Sat, 10 Oct 2009 13:44:54 -0500 CentOS mailing list <centos at centos.org> wrote:

> 
> Alan McKay wrote:
> > On Sat, Oct 10, 2009 at 2:14 PM, Giovanni P. Tirloni <tirloni at gmail.com> wrote:
> >> Can you get something like the average lifespan of the circuits in
> >> hours ?
> > 
> > HDs and other components should have published "MTBF" - Mean Time
> > Between Failure
> 
> But they are never realistic in terms of actual life spans.  They are computed 
> from the failures across a large number of new components in a test environment.

Of course.  "Mean", as used in "Mean Time Between Failure", is a
*statisical* term, and is not a 'real' number.

> 

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