On Tue, 26 Sep 2006, Dave Augustus wrote:
we're lucky to have Ratz.
The opportunity exists in the potential of getting Seibel
to validate LVS as a 3rd party source of load-balancing.
I still have no idea what "validate" means, but a few others
today on the mailing list seem to know. Does Seibel look for
buffer overflows, bench test it?
What does "opportunity" mean? You're going to push LVS
through validation? (presumably this costs money).
Does Seibel know LVS is GPL?
What happens when each new kernel comes out? Does validation
have to be done again? Will one implementation of LVS be
Seibel-ized and that's the one the commercial people will
have to use?
After it's validated, does someone have to keep looking
after the validation (to make sure it doesn't expire)? If
that's you, what happens if you go off and become a NASCAR
driver - who takes over?
To whom does validation make a difference? - apparently at
least you and two other people on the mailing list. Does
Seibel's validation mean anything to anyone else?
I hope this gives you an introduction to my ignorance on the
This may be fruitless but the *positive* side of this would be:
- the attention that it gives the LVS project.
- the savings to companies in not having to purchase other products
- recognition that LVS is ready for prime time
I realize that this may or may not be what you as a project leader want.
I'm just the person with the most spare time :-)
Some people in the Linux world are most concerned that Linux
be accepted by the commercial world. I'm not one of them.
However where I work you just can't set up a linux box: it
has to be RedHat Vx.y.z with every config file specified. It
takes about 3 months to even get clearance. This drives me
up the wall. Will validation help people wanting to set up
an LVS in a business?
Help me out here.
Until a few hours ago I didn't know Seibel validation
existed. I need to know more.
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