On Thu, Jul 06, 2000 at 06:53:49PM -0700, Cy Schubert - ITSD Open Systems Group wrote:
> In message <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>, 
> Walter Campbe
> ll writes:
> > > > HP/UX does something like this.  I find it rather useful, but that may be
> > > > because I have boxes that take almost an hour to boot....
> > > 
> > > An hour to boot? Boy... the only time I ever saw a machine take an hour to
> > > boot (which does not include the POST/memory check/BIOS screen) was a
> > > 486SX/33 with 24MB of RAM running Windows NT 3.51 SP3. Of course it was
> > > running off of a 5 1/4" 400MB SCSI hard drive too!
> > 
> > Try a Solaris 2.6 machine fsck'ing an array of 14 9.1 giggers
> An Alpha my team manages with 1 TB of images on UFS takes 4 hours to 
> fsck.

At work I've watched some of our BSD/OS 4.0.1 servers go down hard while
qmail had its queue totaly backed up.  And when the ufs (running
softupdates) 500MB /var got to fsck'ing it could take over 8 hours.
(and yes, we know something was not right there, the problem has since
been solved for the most part)

Not fun.


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