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Re: new to list, first post

On Thu, 2009-07-30 at 19:27 -0400, Doug Epling wrote:
> Well, excuse me for my old fashioned notion that a server must run for
> days, weeks, months without incident.  More and more I see a system
> loaded down with GUI apps that are crashing.  I said crashing.  

If you're running GUI apps on your server, you're probably doing it
wrong. It's perfectly possible to do a completely non-X install of
Fedora, and that's how I'd recommend doing things for a server system.

> This never used to be a word associated with Linux, but it is now.
> And what is the deal with needing to reboot after updates?  That
> sounds like something needs to be properly entered into the registry
> -- oh wait, that is Windows.

You have to reboot on kernel updates (...duh) and udev updates. Possibly
a couple of other things, but those are the big ones. I believe it would
have been very difficult to architect things such that udev could be
restarted without needing a reboot to ensure correct operation. Most
apps just aren't coded to deal with the entire device node tree suddenly
disappearing and re-appearing underneath them...

Adam Williamson
Fedora QA Community Monkey
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