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Recent improvements with Debian GNU/kFreeBSD
on Thu 4th Aug 2011 19:21 UTC
Debian developer Robert Millan talks about
recent improvements with Debian GNU/kFreeBSD
in the past few weeks.
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RE: Why FreeBSD kernel?
on Fri 5th Aug 2011 13:58 UTC in reply to "
RE: Why FreeBSD kernel?
Thank GOD you are not with FreeBSD. About spreading FUD- what you did just now?
Please don't take my comment out of context. I was referring to particular lines in the original file. I am perfectly fine with FreeBSD as it is, and I would be glad to see Debian/kFreeBSD project develop further since someone is motivated enough to do it.
FreeBSD got jails for ages but I never saw any jail real-life use in Linux and I am LPIC certified specialist.
Linux-vserver comes to mind and openvz. And from security only point, AppArmor.
About ZFS you are totally wrong- ZFS main feature is partitionless usage, self-healing and deduplication.
ZFS is good. But I'm not so sure these enterprise-oriented features provide substantial improvements in performance/stability for an average user. The original file promised this.
FreeBSD is alternative to Linux and get used to it. Every work should be done with right tools and sometimes Linux won't cut it.
I see lots of five or more year old Linux installations and noone will update them because nobody can be sure it will survice any upgrade at all... You can do it with FreeBSD any time.
What kind of upgrade are you referring to? Do you mean an LTS (long term support) Ubuntu won't be able to dist-upgrade during its' support life cycle? I seriously doubt it - it is kept stable. I'm not even talking RHEL or SLES here.
Now, if we're about upgrading to a newer release version, then, of course, it might break if you skip a couple of versions. All version upgrades are meant to happen incrementally one by one and normally this is the only supported way to do it.
How come you 'can do it any time' when if there's a new version of a particular package, there's always a chance for breakage of your specific configuration. No way I would believe FreeBSD devs and pkg maintainers or upgrade system are that perfect. One should always test before upgrading anything, especially if it is on an important system.
Please, I'm not trying to bash FreeBSD in any way. I was just curious whether there's really something big enough to kFreeBSD to motivate people to work in that way. And since someone is motivated, let it be.
Personally, I'm not holding my breath.
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