Xah Lee's Unixism

Steve O'Hara-Smith steveo at eircom.net
Wed Sep 8 20:29:13 CEST 2004


On Wed, 08 Sep 04 11:48:36 GMT
jmfbahciv at aol.com wrote:

> In article <p9qdnTnxTYDJR6PcRVn-pw at speakeasy.net>,
>    rpw3 at rpw3.org (Rob Warnock) wrote:

> >*Only* a month?!?  Here's the uptime for one of my FreeBSD boxes
> >[an old, slow '486]:
> >
> >    %  uptime
> >     2:44AM  up 630 days, 21:14, 1 user, load averages: 0.06, 0.02, 0.00
> >    % 
> >
> >That's over *20* months!!
> 
> I bet we can measure the youngster's age by the uptimes he boasts.

	The Yahoo! server farm ran to very long uptimes last time I had
any details. The reason being that they commission a machine, add it to
the farm and leave it running until it is replaced two or three years
later.

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