I have a box running Etch that hasn't been rebooted in 1,589 days:irp:~# uptime12:09:06 up 1589 days, 18:23, 1 user, load average: 0.00, 0.01, 0.03irp:~#I swear this is real. :-)--On Sun, Apr 21, 2013 at 6:32 PM, Vincent Lefevre <email@example.com> wrote:
On 2013-04-20 19:24:00 -0600, Bob Proulx wrote:
> Vincent Lefevre wrote:It was a laptop, so that power wasn't a problem. A hardware failure
> > That's theory. In practice, old machines get no longer supported...
> > I submitted a bug report (and a patch), but AFAIK the bug has never
> > been fixed. I upgraded everything except the kernel, without being
> > sure I could boot it again (udev incompatibilities...). That's why
> > the machine was no longer rebooted.
> And if you get into a situation where the machine reboots whether you
> desire it or not? Power, cosmic ray hit, dead cooling fan, other?
wuld have meant that the machine would be probably dead anyway (after
the last boot the laptop was already more than 8 year old). This is
actually what happened a few months ago: strange noises from the disk
and I/O errors...
Even if there were a software problem, I wouldn't have wasting my
> It happens. Even with UPS mains and redundant power supplies.
> Hardware doesn't last forever. Will it boot? If so then great. If
> not then you have a nasty problem to sort out and the machine is
> down until you do. I would rather know about it on my schedule
> rather than its schedule.
time to try to fix it for a machine that was almost no longer used
(mainly just for portability testing), in particular if the machine
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