[rescue] Perverse Question

Bill Bradford mrbill at mrbill.net
Wed Jun 18 10:56:33 CDT 2003

On Wed, Jun 18, 2003 at 11:53:58AM -0400, Kevin Loch wrote:
> Bjorn Ramqvist wrote:
> >Uhm. eBays honking big-iron broke too. And that's not because of faulty
> >admins, but because of bad design. (The well-known cache issues)
> >But should we consider those as exceptions from the rule, just because
> >it's a Sun-sticker on the front?
> The cache problem wansn't the admins fault, but the system
> configuration was.  Every time the database machine
> rebooted it took them out of business for many hours.
> That is the admin's fault.

I heard rumors that the eBay sysadmins werent too good about applying
required/recommended patches to the OS, either..


bill bradford
mrbill at mrbill.net
austin, texas

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