Friday Mar 15, 2013

"uptime: 3737 days..."

What were you doing in late 2002?  Well, these guys were booting up this SPARC/Solaris server. They finally had to shut it down for the first time in over 10 years -- to move it.



Some thoughts:

1. This was Solaris 9. More uptime goodness added in 10 and 11... and wait till you see what we've got up our collective sleeve.

2. "But what about all those critical kernel fixes they missed?", you might ask.  Yes, that's a challenge. See the last part of #1.

3. Glad we fixed the lbolt thing.

4. They brought it down just to move it? Would George Costanza have accepted that as a reason?

5. Hmm; over 10 years ago. Wasn't that about when Steve Ballmer proudly announced the new Windows Server reliability feature that let you schedule automatic nightly reboots? (Unix people might have called that exciting new feature "cron.")

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