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Old 10-13-2011, 04:25 AM   #1
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stable Linux howto check this


Hi

I wonder how to check that a Linux works stable ?
I'm using Ubuntu.

thx for help.
 
Old 10-13-2011, 04:28 AM   #2
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Hello,

What exactly do you mean by this? Are you asking how you can tell how stable linux runs? Or are you asking about a specific distro of linux?

Cheers,

Josh
 
Old 10-13-2011, 04:33 AM   #3
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Hi

I wonder how to check that a Linux works stable ?
I'm using Ubuntu.

thx for help.
Probably the best way of checking it would be to use it extensively.
Again, you'd have to be more specific regarding what you mean.
 
Old 10-13-2011, 04:40 AM   #4
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During Job interview I had question recently.

"How to check that Linux works stable ?"

I answered that on production environment I always use stable Linux distributions.
But they asked me this question because they use debian on the production env.
 
Old 10-13-2011, 04:54 AM   #5
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- check /var/log/syslog for errors
- look especially for filesystem problems
- check dmesg output
- check uptime output (long time means stable (at least at kernel level), short time does not mean much because it could be a brand new system.
- check top output, see if it's swapping a lot, check if it's going to run out of virtual memory soon.
stress test the system (NB don't do this in production, only in pre-production environment).
- look at application logs to see if it gets major problems that can be caused by underlying OS
- etc ...
 
  


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