Lesson #1, Never use the word "fixed" (March 17, 2010)


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Message 980044 - Posted: 17 Mar 2010, 17:11:28 UTC

Thumper crashed around midnight, stopping anything that needed to talk to the science database. We're rebooting now, but it'll probably be several hours to resync the RAID arrays before we can turn work generation or result handling back on.

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Message 980048 - Posted: 17 Mar 2010, 17:14:17 UTC - in response to Message 980044.

Thanks for the update Eric.

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Message 980052 - Posted: 17 Mar 2010, 17:26:21 UTC

Thanks Eric, really appreciate you taking the time to let us know. Back to my remodel.
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Message 980056 - Posted: 17 Mar 2010, 17:31:40 UTC - in response to Message 980044.
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Thumper crashed around midnight, stopping anything that needed to talk to the science database. We're rebooting now, but it'll probably be several hours to resync the RAID arrays before we can turn work generation or result handling back on.


Thanks for letting us know Eric. It's much appreciated to be informed about what happens. No need for detailed descriptions, just a few words is enough.

Thanks again for taking the time to let us know.

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Message 980058 - Posted: 17 Mar 2010, 17:35:52 UTC

Thanks for the update Eric. Much appreciated.

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Message 980067 - Posted: 17 Mar 2010, 17:44:56 UTC - in response to Message 980044.

ha so true nothing is ever fixed its just working :) thanks for the update
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Message 980076 - Posted: 17 Mar 2010, 17:59:20 UTC

Thank you Eric, I hope all goes well.

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Message 980109 - Posted: 17 Mar 2010, 18:32:40 UTC

Heartfelt Thanks to you and the rest of the staff.

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Message 980116 - Posted: 17 Mar 2010, 18:36:57 UTC
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thx for update...
and don´t lose your humor....

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Message 980125 - Posted: 17 Mar 2010, 18:42:47 UTC

thanks for the update eric. ( les ).

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Message 980131 - Posted: 17 Mar 2010, 18:46:03 UTC

Thanx for the update, I already wondered why not getting any tasks for CPU
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Message 980137 - Posted: 17 Mar 2010, 18:51:12 UTC - in response to Message 980116.

thx for update...
and don´t lose your humor....


Mrs. Korpela won't let that happen......
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Message 980152 - Posted: 17 Mar 2010, 19:05:30 UTC
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Thanks for the hard work and the update.

You can use the word fixed for cats and dogs, but never computers. ;)
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Message 980155 - Posted: 17 Mar 2010, 19:08:33 UTC

Eric.... many thanks for the update on system status. Many of us really do appreciate the staff input regularly on these pages.

<sigh> .... and MilkyWay is down for maintenance too today.
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Message 980157 - Posted: 17 Mar 2010, 19:08:52 UTC - in response to Message 980044.

Thank you for the update Eric!

One of the foundations of a functional `customer' service department is the timely distribution of accurate and informative information... even in an SMS style message.

A few bits/bytes of info is infinitely superior to nothing... ;-)
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Message 980169 - Posted: 17 Mar 2010, 19:38:33 UTC

Eric,
I work in ICT, and when my pc on my desk failed on Monday I didnt think it could get much worse, rebuilt it, got it running, then the dvd drive failed.... not on the same level but its still the same law that applies.... the law of s*d

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Message 980175 - Posted: 17 Mar 2010, 19:47:25 UTC - in response to Message 980169.

Thanks for the update. I wonder why evertime thumper crashes that you have reSync the raid array? Anyone know it is software raid or hardware raid?
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Message 980177 - Posted: 17 Mar 2010, 20:05:26 UTC - in response to Message 980175.

Software RAID, so there's no battery backup of unwritten data. I'm guessing that the driver is very conservative and resyncs anytime there might be a question as to the status of the arrays.
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Message 980219 - Posted: 17 Mar 2010, 21:15:07 UTC - in response to Message 980152.

Thanks for the hard work and the update.

You can use the word fixed for cats and dogs, but never computers. ;)


Didn't IBM use the term "fixed drive" where everyone else used "hard drive".
Sort of antonymic phrases...
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