[CentOS] OT: systemd Poll

Tue Apr 11 17:57:15 UTC 2017
Valeri Galtsev <galtsev at kicp.uchicago.edu>

On Tue, April 11, 2017 12:43 pm, Pete Biggs wrote:
>> I just read through this thread, and I must say I'm a bit worried, to
>> the point that I'm asking myself: is CentOS still as reliable as it was?
> Yes.
>> This is not a rhetorical question, but a real one. On my Slackware
>> servers, I'm hosting a few dozen websites, various platforms for schools
>> and public libraries, some streaming stuff, webmail, etc. and these
>> machines *never ever* give me any headache. Can I expect the same
>> stability from CentOS 7?
> I have a hundred or so CentOS desktops, ~10 webservers hosting many
> virtual sites, an LDAP infrastructure, a couple of VM servers, a number
> of large computational clusters, mail servers, mail relays, a Nextcloud
> host and so on all running on CentOS of various flavours (but mostly 7
> now) and ALL of them rock solid. I don't see any of these random
> reboots because of systemd, it is just not something I recognise - the
> uptimes are usually in the months to years region.

Years uptime, wow! What do you do when security update for kernel or glibc
is released? These come as often as once every 45 days in my observation.


> Look, CentOS is a RHEL clone, RH make money out of this and they aren't
> going to produce an OS that is flaky. If they did, no one would use it.
> P.
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Valeri Galtsev
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