From: joel garry <>
Date: Wed, 27 Feb 2008 14:58:11 -0800 (PST)
Message-ID: <>

On Feb 27, 8:57 am, Steve Howard <> wrote:
> On Feb 24, 10:49 pm, joel garry <> wrote:
> > Looks like patch 6810189 is out for linux, even though the
> > Note:401436.1 still says no release date.
> > Kudos to Laurent Schneider, Sven Vetter, Alexander Kornbrust and
> > whoever else is blogging about this!
> > jg
> > --
> > is bogus.
> > "Our industry is not interested in any way, shape or form in
> > discriminating based on a genetic marker." - Mohit Ghose
> > Translation:  "Our industry is interested in maximizing profit through
> > actuarial based discrimination by weeding out those who will be the
> > sickest people from insurance coverage."
> Is it just me, or does anyone wonder why they release this stuff for
> 32 bit linux first, when I hardly ever see a 32 bit server in
> production?

I would guess it is because they decide on a primary rollout platform a couple of years before the release, and make the decision by taking into account what hardware and software they have at that time and what they expect that platforms customers will have in the near future. A couple of years ago maybe they would have had a bunch of Dell and hp PCs. There may also be a "develop for the lowest common denominator first" issue. (25 years ago I was in a place that was transitioning from PDP to VAX, and an empire-builder hired a bunch of VAX-experience-only programmers. "What's 'maximum memory exceeded'?" Yikes.) But what do I know? They might have a bunch of big iron with linux vm's.

What you or I see in production may be quite different from the spread they see in their licensing and projections.


-- is bogus.
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