jns at gellyfish.com
Mon Oct 29 17:51:39 GMT 2007
On Mon, 2007-10-29 at 17:15 +0000, David Cantrell wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 29, 2007 at 04:44:23PM +0000, Simon Wilcox wrote:
> > These being mechanical parts they're much more likely to fail than
> > memory or processors and I've yet to see a system that could
> > successfully recover from a faulty CPU.
> A long time ago, in an exhibition far far away (well, Olympia anyway)
> Novell were touting Unixware. One of its selling points was
> resilience to hardware failures. They demonstrated this by pulling
> disks out of a running machine (ooh, hot swap RAID on a PC!) and by
> hammering a nail through one of the CPUs. The machine did pause for a
> bit when the CPU was broken, but not for very long.
Yeah but that will be a proper Unix rather than the GutlessFedorabuntu
the kiddies are running these days...
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