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

by jettero (Monsignor)
on Jul 21, 2007 at 02:39 UTC ( #627933=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

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

I can't believe OS problems are 8 of the choices and new hardware is the same choice as malfunctioning hardware... as iff that rarely happens or something. Do people really get down time from a kernel upgrade? That doesn't sound quite right. Certainly a failed boot or two while you get back on your feet, but downtime?


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Re^2: My computer's last downtime was due to...
by hossman (Prior) on Jul 21, 2007 at 03:32 UTC

    I suspect "downtime" is being used as the opposite of "uptime" -- as in, the last time your computer was off or rebooted.

    I'm still looking for the "had to move" option. that's the reason i shut my work machine down today, 556 ... it's also the reason why i shut it down 556 days ago (i think it had over 2 years of uptime before that)

      A couple moves ago, it occured to me that my server was plugged into a UPS that could power it for longer than the time it took to drive from my old apartment to the new one and briefly considered transporting them as a unit so that the box could stay up the whole time. But then I decided that was overly silly and just shut it down like a reasonable person since I didn't know how well the hard drives would respond to bumps in the road.
Re^2: My computer's last downtime was due to...
by dsheroh (Prior) on Jul 21, 2007 at 03:39 UTC
    Ideally the reboot will only involve a minute or two of downtime, but it's still downtime. I mean, uptime gets reset to 0, after all...

    (And how do you figure that 8 causes are OS-related? I only see two that I'd classify as such. (New kernel and BSOD.))

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