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Re: 2.4.x Kernel, ECN And Problem Websites

On Wed, Apr 25, 2001 at 01:02:47AM -0500, Adam Heath wrote:
> On Wed, 25 Apr 2001, Ben Collins wrote:
> > If we left everything to "you have to be smart enough", then let's just
> > leave out the entire linux kernel, most of the software in Debian, and
> > go for a minimum cygnus install. Let's just ditch all non-i386
> > architectures. Hell, let's get rid of everything that might potentially
> > break your system, unless you are smart enough to use it. You know,
> > things like X that can fry a monitor, or mkfs that might trash your
> > harddrive.
> mkfs doesn't fry harddrives, it fries data on harddrives.  However, using
> wrong video settings can actually destroy certain monitors.

Thanks Adam (the nitpicker) Heath :)

FYI, there are things you can do in the kernel config that can fry a
harddrive, as explained in some threads on the linux-kernel list (SCSI
related commands).

/  Ben Collins  --  ...on that fantastic voyage...  --  Debian GNU/Linux   \
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