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Date:      Sat, 25 Jan 2003 00:56:34 -0500
From:      "Adam Maas" <mykroft@explosive.mail.net>
To:        "Forrest W. Christian" <forrestc@imach.com>, <freebsd-current@freebsd.org>
Subject:   Re: 5.0 SMP status.
Message-ID:  <001001c2c436$84996a40$7419cdcd@ticking>
References:  <20030124220833.H38546-100000@workhorse.imach.com>

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I would recomend 4.7 for a production machine. Until 5.0 is -STABLE I
wouldn't use it for anything as mission-critical as a Mail server.

Adam

----- Original Message -----
From: "Forrest W. Christian" <forrestc@imach.com>
To: <freebsd-current@freebsd.org>
Sent: Saturday, January 25, 2003 12:25 AM
Subject: 5.0 SMP status.


>
> I've got a Intel-motherboard-based SMP box I'm going to be using as a
> fairly heavily loaded mail server.  I've currently got 4-Stable on it, but
> for various reasons I need to blow the installation away and start over.
>
> I'm currently wavering between putting 4.x or 5.x on it.  I'd like to put
> 5.x on it since I will have some time (month or so) to stabilize it before
> it really goes into production.  On the other hand, I'm seeing notes in
> various that indicate that the SMP subsystem might not be nearly stable
> enough for anything even resembling production work.
>
> So I guess my question really is something along the lines of "What is the
> consensus on the stablility of 5.x in an SMP environment?" or "Other than
> the newness and lack of real world experience with 5.x is there any other
> compelling reasons why I shouldn't be putting 5.x on this box?"
>
> - Forrest W. Christian (forrestc@imach.com) AC7DE
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