[CentOS] VirtIO drivers and CentOS 5.4(Final)

Wed May 6 13:57:36 UTC 2015
m.roth at 5-cent.us <m.roth at 5-cent.us>

Leon Fauster wrote:
> Am 06.05.2015 um 13:04 schrieb lhecking at users.sourceforge.net:
>>> You have several hundred more Critical or Important security updates
>>> outstanding.  If that box touches the Internet in any way, it is likely
>>> compromised.  Just in the last 6 months there are 21 Important or
>>> Critical updates.
>> While I'm all for keeping machines current, there are production
>> environments where upgrading is a huge pain or outright impossible.
> updating vs upgrading?
> and such "impossible" cases are rare compared to the majority of
> EL OS installations. Saying that because the implicitness should
> be systems in a current state and not contrariwise.
>> Where any upgrades need to undergo a rigorous QA process.
> the solution: automation

And a) the manager who made the decision to not upgrade needs to be made
aware of a) the dangers of *not* upgrading; b) the minimal risks up an
upgrade (security & bugfixes), and c) needs to stop coming up with
impossible schedules and put time into that least sexy thing of all,
maintenance of infrastructure.

And I, personally, would want an email from aforesaid manager telling me
not to do any upgrades, which I would print out in several copies and put
in a secure place....

       mark "CYA"