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Re: long term support release



Randy Wyatt <rwwyatt01 gmail com> wrote:
> There is a serious lack of understanding where Linux is, and where
> most want it to be in this thread.  A presumptive reboot does not
> actually provide any benefit whatsoever, and in fact often exacerbates
> situations.  I work in situations where downtime is measured in the
> millions of dollars per minute category,  and we have never been able
> to accept such requirements as provided by certain vendors such as HP
> which mandated monthly downtime to install patches.  I started out
> with the presumptive reboot issue.  It was hard enough to get
> customers to agree to any modicum of a regular patch cycle.

If a minute downtime is millions of USD, you surely can afford a few
thousands to set up several machines and failover, soy you /can/ do the
patching and rebooting without visible downtime.
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