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Re: Fw: [SLE] ReiserFS problem?
  • From: Kenneth Schneider <suselist@xxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 30 Apr 2004 10:11:25 -0400
  • Message-id: <1083334285.26324.12.camel@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Fri, 2004-04-30 at 09:59, Brad Bendily wrote:
> On Fri, 30 Apr 2004, S.R.Glasoe wrote:
> >
> > Depends. If you compare like sizes and speeds then maybe the newer drive uses
> > less power. If you upgrade to a larger capacity and/or faster speed then it
> > probably uses more power than what it replaced.
> >
> > Power supplies tend to lose their vigor over time. Adding additional devices
> > to them over the years may cause problems. Weak power masquerades as all
> > kinds of symptoms that can be very misleading and difficult to troubleshoot.
> >
> This is all well and good, but the machine having the problem is brand new
> and the drive isn't that big. So I don't really think it's a power supply
> issue. It works ok, until the power goes out then reiserFS doesn't
> recover. It's a journaling file system and therefore should be able to
> survive when it is not shutdown properly. Right?
> BB

Power outages are hard on the hardware and will cause problems whether
new or not. Brown outs and surges are the worst and could have damaged
the PS. If you are having problems with many power outages you should
invest in a UPS to protect your equipment.

Ken Schneider
unix user since 1989
linux user since 1994
SuSE user since 1998 (5.2)

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