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From: Brian McCane <bmccane(at)mccons(dot)net>
To: Dan Langille <dan(at)langille(dot)org>
Cc: pgsql-admin <pgsql-admin(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: VACUUM FULL
Date: 2002-05-13 13:20:40
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On Sun, 12 May 2002, Dan Langille wrote:

> On 12 May 2002 at 12:49, Brian McCane wrote:
> > I am on FreeBSD 5.0.
> There is a reason why you must be on 5.0?  That is not recommended for
> "sane" people.
> 5.0 is -current and not the best place to be running important
> applications  At present 5.0 is -current, which is the version which
> changes daily.  It's really only for people who are developing FreeBSD.
> It frequently contains works in progress and experimental changes.
> see <>
> --
> Dan Langille
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Trust me, I am fully aware of this :)  I have been running BSD on my
machine Since Bill and his wife announed the release of 386BSD 0.1 in an
article in (I think) Dr. Dobbs.  I tend to pick and choose my times when I
upgrade my OS, and the version I am now running is several months old.
When I see a new feature I like/need, and have seen no major complaints in
a while, I back up a week and grab a copy.  Unfortunately, it has been a
while since I have been able to do this.

My experience has always been that the current is usually stable if you
are careful and don't get too exotic.  Also, it tends to have much better
performance, once you turn off all the debugging/monitoring code in the
kernel, then the older releases.  In addition, whenever they fix possible
DOS attacks, etc, they are implemented there first.  At one point I needed
these because of a DOS attack that was hitting my machines.

have fun,

- brian

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