Does Rocky Linux support it? Production environment

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Original topic: rocky linux 支持吗?生产环境

| username: Jaimyjie

Does version 6.5 support deployment on Rocky Linux systems?

| username: hey-hoho | Original post link

You can refer to: TiDB 软件和硬件环境建议配置 | PingCAP 文档中心

It is recommended to use the officially recommended operating system.

| username: tidb菜鸟一只 | Original post link

The official documentation does not support this operating system, and some unknown issues may arise.

| username: xfworld | Original post link

Rocky Linux is the successor to CentOS 8. You can set up a test environment and run some stress tests.

If you don’t want to think too much, just use CentOS 7 directly.

| username: 我是咖啡哥 | Original post link

It’s best not to use unconventional versions in a production environment. Stick to the officially recommended versions. If it’s a testing environment, feel free to experiment as you like.

| username: xingzhenxiang | Original post link

Although it is equivalent to CentOS 8 or 9, it is still better to follow the official recommendations for production. The official team likely tests the recommended systems for stability and errors.

| username: Jaimyjie | Original post link

RHEL and its clone distributions, CentOS has almost reached a dead end. The distributions from major service providers (Alibaba, Huawei, etc.) are specialized and used locally, making it even less likely to be supported. Once CentOS 7.9 reaches its end of support, Rocky Linux is likely to be a strong contender. Therefore, it is hoped that Rocky Linux will be included in the support plan for production environments.

| username: ffeenn | Original post link

It is currently not recommended for use in a production environment. If you must use it, consider it only after rigorous testing. There are too many unknown factors.

| username: 托马斯滑板鞋 | Original post link

+1, I had been testing 8.4 all along, but with Red Hat’s new policy and recent questionable actions, it was a deal-breaker; currently, a small part of the testing environment has started testing Rocky Linux :joy:

| username: liuis | Original post link

Digging a hole for yourself?

| username: Jaimyjie | Original post link

Did you encounter any issues?

| username: ffeenn | Original post link

Rocky hasn’t been tested yet, but openEuler is currently in use. Some features still require manual patching.

| username: 托马斯滑板鞋 | Original post link

Tidb here was only installed and subjected to a simple TPCC stress test without any issues, but no business data has been used. :joy: