Re: Solaris 2.6 and Linux

Darren Reed (
Fri, 26 Sep 1997 23:50:50 +1000 (EST)

In some mail I received from Russell Berry, sie wrote
> my ultra enterprise 2, dual 200Mhz sparc beast at work has a UPS, my P60 linux
> box that I use there does not. We've had many power outtages. Twice the
> outtages have gone longer than the ultra's UPS battery. The first time I ONLY
> had to re-install 2.6 after re-making the filesystems on the disks. The second
> time, I had to get a new prom chip from Sun. I must admit that fsck on the
> Linux box has caused problems, it once deleted my Xgalaga scores file, but I
> recovered it from the lost+found dir. :)

How badly was it screwed ? There are some definate weaknesses with Solaris
and its reliance on *lots* of files in /etc to be intact before you can
even get as far as single user mode. In fact, loosing power during a
"boot -r" or when installing a new driver stands a high chance of making
it unbootable. Sigh.