Thanks for looking into this; this is much appreciated since I expect
there'll be quite a bit more traffic to the machine in the next little
It sounds to me like we are getting to the point of having a sane enough
system to actually run Linux for linus.linux.sgi.com. Has anyone
Alex deVries, puffin on LinuxNet.
On Mon, 15 Jun 1998, Bob Mende Pie wrote:
> Date: Mon, 15 Jun 1998 11:02:40 -0700 (PDT)
> From: Bob Mende Pie <email@example.com>
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Cc: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: Re: linus.linux.sgi.com
> > Erg. Linus.linux.sgi.com is dead. Can someone at SGI take a look at
> > this?
> > - A
> linus.linux.sgi.com is back up. Here is the story of what is happening.
> As some of you may know linus is a 150Mhz R4400 indy with a pair of dual
> 1.2g disks setup as a pair of software mirrored plexs. These disks are in
> a external enclosure that can not fit in a rack, and due to other
> happenings in the area that linus sits in this has become an issue.
> Thus last thursday Dave Katinsky (The SA who runs the lab) aquireed a vault
> with 4 2g diff scsi disks, and a 180Mhz R5000 challenge/S. We swapped the
> two internal disks into the new system and brought it up with the original
> disks still on it. It was running just fine. Sometime after 1900 last
> night, the system died with a hardware ECC error in the cache. We swapped
> the cpu from the old system (which was sitting there just in case a
> disaster happened) into the new box. It is back up again. If anyone
> notices problems with the system, please contact email@example.com and
> As for our plans for the disks. I want to make a mirrored plex of 2x2x2g
> drives, but one of the 4 disks in this system is not working correctly. I
> am trying to find a way to ensure that /src is mirrored or start a process
> to get it backed up (which cant be automated, and thus, IMHO, is not a good
> idea). We may be able to get a small rack of disks use instead of the one
> with the bad disk or may get a replacment disk.
> More when I know it.
> /Bob... mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
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