Re: Streamline Highly Availability and Load Balancing

To: lvs-users@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: Streamline Highly Availability and Load Balancing
From: "Matthew S. Crocker" <matthew@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 28 Jan 2003 22:07:59 -0500 (EST)
On Tue, 28 Jan 2003, Joe Cooper wrote:

> Matthew Crocker wrote:
> >>I use redhat kernels in my setups.  I like the extensive testing they get.
> > 
> > 
> > You do know that redhat doesn't test any of the distributions except the
> > advanced server version.
> Don't be an idiot, Matthew.  This is FUD, and I would hope everyone here 
> would be smart enough to know better.

I'm sorry, I truly don't want to spread FUD.  This is word for word from 
the Sales Rep at Redhat.  He said they only do extensive regression 
testion on Advanced Server.  Normal redhat (6.2,7.1,7.2,7.3,8.0...) are 
released every 6 months, support for errata on normal releases is 1 year.  
normal releases are not extensively tested beyond normal compile,install 
stuff.  Adnvanced server release cycle is yearly, errate support is for 3 
years (might be 5), fully regression tested.  Vendors like Veritas, 
Oracle .. etc only officially support their products on Advanced Server.  
It might work under Normal but isn't officially supported.

I stand by my statement.  Redhat does not extensively test their kernels 
for the normal distributions.  This can be brought to light by the number 
of errata found in shipped kernel versions.  I've had kernels that 
wouldn't even boot after an install.


Matthew S. Crocker 
Vice President / Internet Division         Email: matthew@xxxxxxxxxxx
Crocker Communications                     Phone: (413) 746-2760
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