As for Gentoo, I tend to be all over the place, although the majority of the things that I do involve the kernel in some way. The most of the time that I spend on kernel stuff is spent on ZFSOnLinux, although I touch other areas too. Yesterday, I spent some time with another Gentoo developer on Nouveau reclocking support. In specific, we are now able to reclock both desktop and laptop versions of the NV92. The patch is not ready for upstream yet though.
If you think that a few random posts on the internet reflect the quality of an operating system, then you really should not use Linux. Google can provide you with numerous posts complaining about Linux-based operating systems. I regularly find problems in code common to all GNU/Linux operating systems in Gentoo.
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Last edited by Pawlerson; 03-25-2013 at 07:47 PM.
Sure i prefer Linux hands down but solaris is not about speed and never was, Solaris is for fault tolerance ambients and in that sense is king of the hill since 2 decades ago alongside AIX and IBM Mainframe OS.
So your are gravely mistaken solaris/AIX as a linux rival and they are not. For Example:
1.) Solaris: fault tolerant ambients in certified hardware normally tied to Hugely Massive Databases and Java App Servers or Massive SAP systems that require at least 99.99% uptime with a ridiculousness of ABI compatibility certified timeframe.[in recent years redhat have taken an piece of the pie here]
2.) AIX: in many countries is your bank Best Friend from workstations to P System Data centers integrated with S Mainframes Systems and is only considered for utmost secure systems.[since is EXPENSIVE!!!!! but well if you pay $1 millon in just hardware it won't hurt your budget to much]
3.) Linux: is versatile enough and secure enough and stable enough for everything else.
Sure linux is faster and everything we know but in the examples 1 and 2 those are multi million $$$ systems with strict warranties with very expensive expert in situ handling it, so this ppl is going to go with the most recommended/Tested/Accepted plataform available that guarantee you get your money back and for now AIX and Solaris are kings with RHEL fighting its way up
Those "massive" SAP systems are jokes compared to HPC or SGI big irons. I hope you'll agree.
Btw. Linux is used in stock exchanges while slowlaris can only dream about this. And stock exchange is one of the most critical workload where only most reliable systems survive:
http://www.pcworld.com/article/23806...ll_street.htmlhttp://www.zdnet.com/blog/open-sourc...ell-linux/8285"The release cycles with Solaris and AIX were very long -- two to three years between updates. Linux was able [to make the changes needed] within a month or so," Lameter said.
Last edited by Pawlerson; 03-25-2013 at 08:17 PM.
about your link i agree is quite a failure but is true too this don't affect Sun/Oracle main targets since is very unlike you will ever hit in a proper certified datacenter. This mostly apply to so company with cheap datacenters that got a couple of server with oracle/solaris for some DB's.
For example i worked with Sun[at that time][not at sun but i as a client side analist and certificator] in 1999 in a datacenter that costed 15 million USD and the certification went from structure to software and i can say last time any of those servers were shutdown was in 2001 after a 90 hours power failure and they only restart for upgrades since then.[Oracle handles it now] and in all this years Oracle/SAP and solaris never failed once, the sparc servers have never failed either and the SAN[ish] that came with it [hitachi] in all this years only 1 disk died and ZFS[was close to solaris 11 release] recovered the raid like a champ without failing any service. This datacenter is expected to produce until 2015 <-- this is the common case for solaris and the same applies to AIX.
the point been in a properly certified Solaris/AIX system something like an abrupt shutdown is a non tolerable issue to start with and it implies a grave mistake was made in some part of the certification process or by a very bad sysadmin and the data corruption is mostly nil since those datacenters are heavily redundant and clustered which make very hard to trigger this kind of failure in a fatal fashion.
this kind of errors are less likely to happen in linux tho since its main target is not those uber datacenters and you can expect power failures and many other issues and the server has to recover properly everytime as long as is possible.
not saying you are wrong tho, i won't use solaris to mount an Oracle DB of importance if i have a small non certified datacenter with a couple of servers i would use hands down RHEL or Oracle Linux but for a N million dollar certified datacenter ill go with Solaris/AIX eyes closed without a shred of doubt, for HPC ill go linux hands down too
It is an Illumos distribution with commercial support. In many ways, they are to Illumos what Redhat is to Linux.