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Re: My server froze...

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____/ High Plains Thumper on Tuesday 08 Sep 2009 01:46 : \____

> Homer wrote:
>> Verily I say unto thee, that Roy Schestowitz spake thusly:
>>> Electricity outages are the main problems that can take down
>>> teh Lunix.
>> You should see the array of UPSs I need to use to compensate
>> for my power provider's lack of service. It's like a Halfords
>> warehouse.
>> I'm either going to have to move to another region or buy a
>> diesel generator. Seriously.
>> The "Energy Watch" people seem powerless (ho ho) to do
>> anything about this situation.
> Lack of attention has taken down Linux.  Somehow a server got
> enclosed inside walls without access.  Only when there was a
> hardware failure did someone realise that it needed attention.

The heat waves in the US cause some DCs to go down (where there are no 
generators as a fallback). My site was affected by one. It's one major 'bug' 
in Linux... it requires power and totally fails without it.

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