Beefy Boxes and Bandwidth Generously Provided by pair Networks
Clear questions and runnable code
get the best and fastest answer
 
PerlMonks  

Re: My computer's last downtime was due to...

by blue_cowdawg (Monsignor)
on Jul 23, 2007 at 15:42 UTC ( #628256=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to My computer's last downtime was due to...

Actually, my Linux box is getting cantankerous in it's old age and in a typical case of "the shoemaker's children" I haven't gotten around to upgrading the OS on it. For that reason I have to reboot the damn thing every day which is done out of cron at noon.

On my shopping list for this old beast is:

  1. A new hard drive (old one is showing bad sector errors in /var/log/messages)
  2. More RAM. I have so much stuff running on there the poor beast is IO bound swapping stuff in and out as well as paging according to vmstat
  3. A new fan. The chassis fan has given up the ghost.
  4. A 17" LCD monitor since I'm still using that old CRT that I fished out of a trash can 5 years ago!

Someday the poor beasty is going to get replaced by a new machine that I build from scratch and demoted to being my workbench machine and relegated to being a diskless workstation. I just don't have the $$ to spend right now.


Peter L. Berghold -- Unix Professional
Peter -at- Berghold -dot- Net; AOL IM redcowdawg Yahoo IM: blue_cowdawg


Comment on Re: My computer's last downtime was due to...

Log In?
Username:
Password:

What's my password?
Create A New User
Node Status?
node history
Node Type: note [id://628256]
help
Chatterbox?
and the web crawler heard nothing...

How do I use this? | Other CB clients
Other Users?
Others drinking their drinks and smoking their pipes about the Monastery: (14)
As of 2015-07-07 14:59 GMT
Sections?
Information?
Find Nodes?
Leftovers?
    Voting Booth?

    The top three priorities of my open tasks are (in descending order of likelihood to be worked on) ...









    Results (90 votes), past polls