[CentOS] CentOS Stream suitability as a production webserver

Tue Jan 5 22:51:14 UTC 2021
Gordon Messmer <gordon.messmer at gmail.com>

On 1/5/21 11:32 AM, Jamie Burchell wrote:
> is the change a non-issue for my use-case?

Probably.  For a lot of users, Stream is a drop-in replacement that's 
better than CentOS was, because it gets updates consistently and doesn't 
suffer from periods in which no updates are available, including 
security updates.

If security was a priority for you, as it was for me, then CentOS wasn't 
really suitable for public-facing services, but CentOS Stream might be.

If you're building software that you intend to deploy on RHEL, Stream 
might not be a suitable build root for you.  Compiling software in a 
Stream build root may result in a binary that has dependencies which 
aren't yet available in RHEL.  And if you're building kernel modules 
(like Phil @elrepo), then there is the issue that the kernel isn't 
subject to RHEL's ABI policy, but Red Hat developers have expressed 
interest in making the kernel interfaces more stable and using external 
kernel module builds as a test to flag interfaces that have changed.  So 
that situation may improve...