Thu, 29 Apr 2010
Yesterday, there has been a power failure in one of our buildings, which caused restart of the server with the longest uptime of all the computers I maintain.
I remember stories about "big iron" computers, which were not been rebooted at all after being initally installed, but in today's world of remote exploits and new types of security holes (NULL pointer dereference as a security hole, WTF?) it is almost impossible.
Well, almost. The server in question is the notable exception. Well firewalled and running a dedicated application, its uptime was 1288 days, i.e. over 3 and half years. It runs Fedora Core 4 with the 2.6.17 kernel. Time to start over again, I think, and hope the hardware will last another 3.5 years :-)