Who says Linux isn't stable?


I have been replacing some old hardware over the past few months, and recently noticed that we had several machines with uptimes in the hundreds of days (one 800+ days). For the longest time I thought only Solaris and AIX provided this kind of stability, but over the past few years I’ve started to include Linux in this list as well. You gotta love it when you see this:

$ uptime
2:08pm up 428 days, 3:00, 1 user, load average: 0.63, 0.50, 0.36

Now if only ksplice would make it into the Enterprise distributions! That would be rad, and I’m sure some fun “my uptime is better than your uptime” threads would ensue. :)

This article was posted by Matty on 2011-03-22 17:27:00 -0400 EDT