[OpenAFS] Re: [OpenAFS-devel] Re: Thinking about 1.6
Wed, 16 Dec 2009 16:32:28 -0500
Buhrmaster, Gary wrote:
>> Solaris 8/9 hit the darn near unsupported list from Sun.
>> By the time 1.6 reaches production there won't be anyone running it at
>> least on production hardware.
> Not entirely true. Sun offers extended support contracts for
> those that *must* run Solaris 8, and Solaris 10 containers
> is available for platform (i.e. hardware) support on newer
> equipment for Solaris 8/9.
> A more interesting question may be whether people are still
> running Solaris 8 openAFS file/db servers. A client only
> release might be possible for such an old platform.
Yes, I know several sites still running file and database servers
on solaris 8. I expect these will be phased out, but yes, they
are in production today.