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 <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:


> ------- Original Message -------
> From: Tom Lane <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> To: Greg Smith <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> 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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