I have been using FreeBSD 4.9 on a Compaq Presario laptop for about 3 1/2 months now without any troubles, and before that RedHat Linux for about a year and a half. Just yesterday morning though I awoke to find my system completely frozen, no screensaver was on, but I couldn't move the mouse pointer, switch vcs, or ssh in, though, strangely enough I could ping it. Is there anything I can do now to try and figure out why it might of crashed or is there any possible cause?
Also, on reboot, I notice fsck took a considerable time to check the disk, though nothing major was found that interrupted the boot process. Is this because FreeBSD doesn't use a journalling filesystem? I think I read somewhere that FreeBSD chose to use a filesystem with soft updates over a journalling one because it provides relatively equal data integrity compared to a journalling one, but is more efficient with the order of writing data, but does this mean that FreeBSD will always take longer to recover from a crash? -- I sense much NT in you. NT leads to Bluescreen. Bluescreen leads to downtime. Downtime leads to suffering. NT is the path to the darkside. Powerful Unix is. Public Key: ftp://ftp.tallye.com/pub/lorenl_pubkey.asc Fingerprint: B3B9 D669 69C9 09EC 1BCD 835A FAF3 7A46 E4A3 280C
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