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Re: Machine available for community use

From: "Gavin M(dot) Roy" <gmr(at)myyearbook(dot)com>
To: "Dave Page" <dpage(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Cc: "Tom Lane" <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>, "Greg Smith" <gsmith(at)gregsmith(dot)com>, pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Machine available for community use
Date: 2007-07-25 18:31:01
Message-ID: af1bce590707251131y3313fb0kc77295843530667c@mail.gmail.com (view raw or flat)
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One thing to take into account is I dont have physical access to the
box (It is in TX, I am in PA).  All installs but Gentoo will be
performed by a well trained NOC monkey. *cough*

On 7/25/07, Dave Page <dpage(at)postgresql(dot)org> wrote:
>
>
> > ------- Original Message -------
> > From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
> > To: Greg Smith <gsmith(at)gregsmith(dot)com>
> > Sent: 25/07/07, 18:54:50
> > Subject: Re: [HACKERS] Machine available for community use
> >
> > Another fairly big issue is that we need to know whether measurements we
> > take in August are comparable to measurements we take in October, so a
> > fairly stable platform is important.  As you say, a fast-changing kernel
> > would make it difficult to have any confidence about comparability over
> > time.  That would tend to make me vote for RHEL/Centos, where long-term
> > stability is an explicit development goal.  Debian stable might do too,
> > though I'm not as clear about their update criteria as I am about Red Hat's.
>
> Perhaps RH could donate us a RHEL/RHN licence for this?
>
> /D
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