[ILUG] OOM discussion...
drjolt+ilug at redbrick.dcu.ie
Thu Mar 9 14:27:00 GMT 2000
Quoting <Pine.WNT.4.21.0003091356040.145-100000 at 8938cs820195.ied.cpqcorp.net>
by Paul Jakma <paul.jakma at compaq.com>:
> In the case of linux, Linus wants the code to be maintainable in the
> long-term, so he wants the code to be "clean" at all costs, even at
> the expense of short-term bad behaviour, because to him a kludgy
> short-term fix is not worth the risk to the long-term
> maintainability of the code.
I can't not say "3 years is short term?" at this point 8)
> I like that goal, and i am willing to tolerate the rough edges of
> linux for that goal. If you find that unacceptable, fine, that's
> your choice.
I think you're very right, and that whenever the time is available,
one should test multiple OSes against the planned workload to
determine the best fit for the task at hand. However, sometimes this
time is not available, and admins have to choose OSes based on
information available to them from outside sources. If "The Linux
Community", and I use the term very loosely, were more open about
where Linux "isn't finished yet", and I use that term loosely too,
then I'd be a lot happier.
My feeling is that, instead of striving to be more open, in every
sense of the word, than the commercial unix vendors, free software
people, tend to behave like Sun etc. and claim their OS is capable of
> [no, i'm not going to give up]
I hope not 8)
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