From: John P. Looney (john at domain antefacto.com)
Date: Mon 22 Apr 2002 - 15:36:05 IST
On Mon, Apr 22, 2002 at 02:03:18PM +0100, kevin lyda mentioned:
> had a power supply fail this weekend. annoying. anyway, as per usual
> the os (in this case openbsd, but i get the same results with liux)
> works fine when i move it to a new box. the hardware on the other hand
> gets to be all flakey in it's new and exciting way.
We had these mad power supplies that allegedly had ten year MTBFs. Four
or more died...all in the same way. A puff of magic smoke, and a big
capacitor was bent in some direction. The box kept going, but Wierd Shit
(tm) used to happen. I personally guessed that the power wasn't being
regulated anymore, so if the ESB sent us bogie power spikes, they were
going straight to the motherboard.
> i have an openbsd box with two ide drives. it all works fine with
> the cover off, but putting the cover on the box will cause wd1 to start
> timing out. take it back off and all is fine again (no reboot required).
> anyone come across this?
Cool. Disk throttling. Could it be sensitive to overheating ?
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