From: Liam Bedford (liam.bedford at domain wbtsystems.com)
Date: Tue 05 Oct 1999 - 16:48:33 IST
> For me, Microsoft's only valid point was the lack of a journalled file
> system. Even that's on the way to being fixed; someone (sgi?)
> opensourced their JFS recently. We'll probably see it in 3.0.
> Of course, the point raised by MS betrayed an interesting worldview
> (IMO); non-journalled file systems can take ages to fsck the system
> after a crash. MS are assuming that because it's an operating system,
> it'll crash frequently.
They take ages to fsck after any incident where the machine stopped
When I was on my Clearcase course, I asked what happened when the power
and people looked at me as if I was demented...
Got back from the training course to find that we'd had a power cut, the
servers themselves had survived (being on UPS's), but the AIT 4-tape
autoloader had died... it took a month to get repaired (moral of the story,
don't use Sony gear!)
Crashes aren't the only reason for things being screwed up... in fact in my
it's more likely that someone turned it off in general.. or that the kernel
to wasn't a happy camper (2.2.11).
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