How long does it take before a Linux installation crashed?

I have been using Linux since 1996 daily, at home and since 2000 also for my work, where I work with dozens of Linux machines.I have I believe in all this time once experienced that Linux crashed (kernel panic).

If my experience with Linux is representative, the answer is: On average about a hundred thousand hours.

It depends, of course, on exactly what you do with Linux.If you are on buggy hardware and buggy software it is so crashing. I only use default kernels on standard systems for standard use.

For example, at work, we have a system that consists of several computers that are forged into seemingly a single large system with rather exotic software.I hardly ever use that system myself, but I know that the system, which is running permanently, remarkably often goes down, on average once every two years or so. I think hardware problems are always the cause, but I can’t rule out the fact that Linux has crashed (kernel panic).

Normally, Linux is running until you turn it off or restart, or if hardware passes it.The system then keeps up with it, but Linux usually doesn’t crash, it often also logs neatly what’s going on and then keeps up with it if it can’t go any further. For example, an old-fashioned hard drive will last for a few years. If you haven’t provisioned your system so that hard drives are redundant (with RAID), and the hard drive on which your Linux system is standing fails to complete, your system will crash. If you have not run your power supply redundant and it suddenly passes, it is immediately over and out. But those are not crashes from Linux.

What may be is that it crashes, because the system runs too full with too many or too large tasks.I have seen that more often, although the last time years ago.

Until your mainboard is on (if you have configured RAID)

I’ve never experienced 芒 鈧?虄t.
Do make sure you have no updates, or that they go well.

Varies by distro, but Linux is usually much more stable than Windows.

Mja, depends on it.Which kernel, which hardware & quality and which environment and applications. Some drivers can give problems.

Real crashes don’t actually occur unless there are problems with RAM memory, for example.What can happen is a death single bug, for example a screensaver that hangs in a certain environment and then you can only log in with SSH to kill the screensaver but if you did not have SSH installed or no other terminal to tap it then You may still perform a hard reset.

But then an update can be corrected again.

My current uptime is something of 8 months (rebooted to update kernel) but that is not a world record.

As with Windows Update, it sometimes happens that an Update to a rolling release does not run nicely.With this I have experience and although you have backups and work with more devices and people and in the cloud, you (with us) are usually also dependent on others.

In this respect, I have the best experience with regular Linux Distro’s (no rolling release).

Make sure you keep backups of your distro’s settings and your regular backup if needed, then you’re up-and-running in no time.

With Windows, a specialist usually needs quite a lot more time and I’m talking about a craftsman.

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