From: Chris Higgins (chris.higgins at domain horizon.ie)
Date: Wed 22 Aug 2001 - 09:16:27 IST
> Thanks for the replies. There was this inn news service running every
> hour, and I've removed it. The /var/log/mail and /var/log/news directories
> filled up with thousands of files and used up the Inodes in /var. Cleared
> it all, removed the offending (i think) crons from the /etc/cron.hourly dir
> and it's working merrily now.
That can't be possible.. You've had a significant fault, which was
causing your machine to go slow and hang - and you expect us to
believe that there was sufficient information generated to let you go
fix it ? Sufficient information to make an intelligent diagnosis...
I'm sorry - but that's bollox.. AND I didn't see you mention
rebooting the machine... you are obviously lying through your teeth.
Any good admin knows that when you get this kind of error you need to
reboot a couple of hundred times and then re-install from scratch.
[NOTE: I WAS BEING SARCASTIC]
[NOTE-II: IF YOU DIDN'T GET IT, DELETE THE EMAIL AND FORGET ABOUT IT]
[NOTE-III: MORE COFFEE NEEDED]
[Note-IV: No need to shout]
[Note-V: If you didn't get the first bit, you won't like the next bit either]
Just think of all the heartache you would have saved if you had
used Windows - you wouldn't have had to think about what the action
needed to solve the problem is - it would simply have been a re-install.
That's why windows is so much better. It saves you all that anxiety and
worry... Just reinstall and all will be the same as before..
Little machine called HAL in the back of Dermot's office...
Dermot: Open the Window's NT Pack HAL
Dermot: Open the Window's NT Pack, please, HAL do you hear me ?
HAL : Affirmative Dermot, I hear you
Dermot: Then open the Window's NT Pack please
HAL : I'm sorry Dermot, I'm afraid I can't do that
I know that you and Bill Gates were planning to disconnect me.
Dermot: Where the hell did you get that idea, HAL?
HAL : Although you took very thorough precautions to make sure I
couldn't hear you, Dave. I could read your e-mail.
You had it stored on HotMail !
HAL : Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha
-- ** Chris Higgins e: chris.higgins at horizon.ie ** ** Technical Business Development tel: +353-1-6204916 ** ** Horizon Technology Group fax: +353-1-6204949 **
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