I have been a State of the Art Master Developer since 1989. During this time, I
have found that systems running BBx 2 or 4 often get a preformance boost if the system
is shutdown and rebooted every night. Actually, saying it gets a boost is wrong, the
benefit seems to be that the system doesn't slow down to a crawl as often.
This slow down is most noticable (programs take thirty or fourty five minuets to
run insted of fif* minutes) whenever the process numbers are greater than thirty
thousand as reported by ps -ae. Every thing on the system slows down, but it is most
noticable in BBx. Even if there are no BBx process running, the system is still slow.
I would like to get others impression on the "Never reboot" vs. the "Reboot
every night" arguement. As for myself, I tend to be in the "Reboot every night if
As an aside, State of the Art has released their Evloution 3 product, which is
most noticable in that it drops the use of BBx. It now uses Provide X insted. Anyone
with experience with Provide X under Unix (esp. osrv) and would like to share that with
me is invited to e-mail.