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Re: Machine available for community use

From: Jim Nasby <decibel(at)decibel(dot)org>
To: Gavin M(dot) Roy <gmr(at)myyearbook(dot)com>
Cc: "Dave Page" <dpage(at)postgresql(dot)org>, "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: 2007-07-27 23:28:25
Message-ID: 6080360E-E386-473C-8F1E-F8518164995B@decibel.org (view raw, whole thread or download thread mbox)
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Where in Texas? I might be able to assist on-site if needed (though I  
don't know much about linuxes).

On Jul 25, 2007, at 11:31 AM, Gavin M. Roy wrote:

> 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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