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Re: Developer Behavior

On Wednesday 10 January 2001 03:23, Branden Robinson wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 10, 2001 at 02:34:39AM +1100, Russell Coker wrote:
> > 1)  This situation does not stop a running machine from working, it will
> > only stop it from booting.
> Oh, well, as long as THAT'S all it is...

The thing is that a machine that can't load the correct kernel can be easily 
fixed, just use another machine to dd a kernel to a floppy.

A machine which boots up but which has broken keyboard mapping or broken NSS 
is much more effort to fix.

Also if you have something like NSS break on you then you can logout and then 
when you realise that you've done the wrong thing it's too late, you're 
machine is stuffed because you can't login as root again!  If your lilo.conf 
is wrong then you have between now and your next reboot to fix it.

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