From: Ehab Heikal (ehab_at_ELMOTAHEDA.COM)
Date: Wed 04 Aug 2004 - 09:16:25 BST
I know this is not the core of this list but could you elaborate on how
is hardware bad these days. What kinds of tests do you run to reduce
this. I see that you have very very valueable know-how and would really
appreciate it :)
Avery Pennarun wrote:
>On Tue, Aug 03, 2004 at 10:11:22AM +1200, Sam Vilain wrote:
>>Reiserfs3 is supposed to be stable , but the last time I had a
>>filesystem gain mysterious unstat()able inodes with it was only months
>>ago, with 2.4.25.
>For what it's worth, we use reiser3 on every server we sell (several
>thousand so far) and have never run into reiser random corruption problems
>except in the case of hardware that later turned out to be definitely
>We always run a memory test on every server before it ships, and we return
>about 25% of motherboards to the manufacturer before shipping because of
>this :( Some computers do go bad about a year later, eg. because of the
>"exploding capacitor" problem that started a couple of years ago.
>Computers nowadays are *really* badly made. It's hard to believe until you
>have a large sample size, but it's true.
>P.S. On the other hand, at least you know e2fsck has been well tested.
>Nobody ever actually runs reiserfsck, which doesn't help its reliability.
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