Pride And Prejudice

There’s more than enough of both to go around here. When I proposed to play around with some new hard drives and RAID 0 and XFS on them, I was roundly criticized by several commentators. I wanted better performance and was willing to trust the drives and/or make backups. That wasn’t good enough, of course…

Well, it happened. Recently Beast III had trouble booting because of one of those shiny new drives, or so I thought. I was more concerned about “losing face” than any data. Most of my important stuff was either not that important or was on other drives. I had one hope… I looked around and noticed one of the drives was connected to the motherboard and one to the shiny new PCI-e SATA card that I bought recently. I shut Beast down and moved the second SATA cable to the PCI-e card and persuaded the BIOS to boot from the “new” drive… No problem. Not one error message like
“Feb 18 07:31:54 beast kernel: [ 8.349411] ata3: softreset failed (device not ready)
Feb 18 07:31:54 beast kernel: [ 8.349486] ata3: applying PMP SRST workaround and retrying
Feb 18 07:31:54 beast kernel: [ 8.521414] ata3: SATA link up 3.0 Gbps (SStatus 123 SControl 300)
Feb 18 07:31:54 beast kernel: [ 8.523494] ata3.00: configured for UDMA/133
Feb 18 07:31:54 beast kernel: [ 8.523498] ata3: EH complete
Feb 18 07:31:54 beast kernel: [ 8.573417] ata3.00: exception Emask 0x50 SAct 0x100000 SErr 0x90a02 action 0xe frozen
Feb 18 07:31:54 beast kernel: [ 8.573522] ata3.00: irq_stat 0x00400000, PHY RDY changed
Feb 18 07:31:54 beast kernel: [ 8.573593] ata3: SError: { RecovComm Persist HostInt PHYRdyChg 10B8B }
Feb 18 07:31:54 beast kernel: [ 8.573681] ata3.00: failed command: READ FPDMA QUEUED
Feb 18 07:31:54 beast kernel: [ 8.573752] ata3.00: cmd 60/08:a0:a8:6d:70/00:00:74:00:00/40 tag 20 ncq 4096 in
Feb 18 07:31:54 beast kernel: [ 8.573752] res 40/00:a0:a8:6d:70/00:00:74:00:00/40 Emask 0x50 (ATA bus error)
Feb 18 07:31:54 beast kernel: [ 8.573940] ata3.00: status: { DRDY }
Feb 18 07:31:54 beast kernel: [ 8.573990] ata3: hard resetting link

So, I guess the motherboard is losing its mojo… I need that new ARMed motherboard ASAP, or I can add another SATA card. Either way, I’ve been proven right again, at least until the drives burst into flames or another decade passes. I might not be around that long to receive the vitriol. All kinds of jokers are not living as long as I have lived. I guess it’s a matter of time before I start reading the obits to see if I’m there…

In the meantime, I’ll carry on as before.

About Robert Pogson

I am a retired teacher in Canada. I taught in the subject areas where I have worked for almost forty years: maths, physics, chemistry and computers. I love hunting, fishing, picking berries and mushrooms, too.

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15 Responses to Pride And Prejudice

  1. dougman wrote, “blog writers correlates to authors, of which I retorted that is does not”.

    Awww shucks! I wasn’t even thinking of the blog when I wrote of authourship. Thanks for reminding me.

    Nuclear Instruments and Methods, a peer-reviewed journal no less…

    A Drift Chamber For Use At Low Energies“, my thesis, reviewed by professionals, a committee of 4 experts, one of whom was my supervisor and another the head of the department.

    I have umerous other comments and articles on the web. Perhaps the largest was the review of installing an EdUbuntu LTSP system of GNU/Linux and most important, a book review of Linux Thin Client Networks Design and Deployment by David Richards for Free Software Magazine. Those were a lot of work both for the effort of writing and the effort of putting them into XML format the magazine required…

  2. oiaohm says:

    dougman please not it was Robert who you accused of not being an Author that happens to be confirm-able that he is if you look in the right place. The list kept by each country. I have never said I am.

  3. oiaohm says:

    Darn typo isbn I should have used instead of isdn.

  4. oiaohm says:

    dougman so you don’t know how to do a isdn number match up to author. Then from isdn to publisher. Using national archives.

    There is a rule with all isdn books there is a location where in each country developed where all end up indexed by authors in that country.

    Please note “book search” is what I wrote. Not go to book sellers and search.

    Tis’ shame you locked-up http://oiaohm.blogspot.com/ the material in there would be craptacular!
    Still you would fail to find an error. That old saying about closed source and open source today it is still true. Of course my option has changed. That blog has been closed for over 7 years.

    So dougman you are totally out of material and are too stupid to know you have lost.

  5. dougman says:

    “There are books in print if you look dougman. Quite decent length as well. Have you even attempted a book search I would guess not. They are not that hard to find.”

    Ahem, yes, Abebooks, Amazon, E-bay, my even the Unicorn Bookshop has books in print.

    http://www.unicornbookshop.com/

    But over-looking the obvious, of which you have surely done here Ham-turd. You opinionated that blog writers correlates to authors, of which I retorted that is does not. In fact, most blogs are nothing worse then bathroom siblings. Such as, “So-So, head honcho, room 123, sucks male peen” CHUCKLE…SNICKER…

    Using your opinion, one could remotely make the analogy that your blog is Pulitzer prize winning material. NOT!

    Both sides are trying to kill to say there idea is better. Old saying is important its a ill wind that brings no good.

    Closed source and Open source are two sides of exactly the same coin. Problem is neither can exist well without the other. Just like Ying and Yang they can get out of balance with each other.

    Advantage of closed source is that programs can be sold as programs to recover development costs.

    Disadvantage of closed source when programs become not supported any more they are not repairable.

    Tis’ shame you locked-up http://oiaohm.blogspot.com/ the material in there would be craptacular!

  6. oiaohm says:

    Posting blogs on-line is NOT being an author.
    There are books in print if you look dougman. Quite decent length as well. Have you even attempted a book search I would guess not. They are not that hard to find.

  7. dougman says:

    “If you look around professional educator is without question because he did post and publish on-line when he was doing the Linux set-up in areas educators could publish.”

    Posting blogs on-line is NOT being an author. If it were, anyone of us could held to such a standard. Myself, I have wrote over 900-pages of documentation for a former employer, using Mediawiki. None of it is published, but I was “educating” my coworkers on the functionality and ways of operating said business.

    SHRUG.

  8. dougman wrote, “No one goes to the mall to buy a car Pogsey, no one.”

    Perhaps not, but they sure do look at them. That’s what it’s about, exposure. Malls can expose the product to millions and in the financial district, many might be well off or commute to work.

  9. oiaohm says:

    Please note areas that only educators could publish.

  10. oiaohm says:

    http://mrpogson.com/2013/10/03/writing-a-book-using-debian-gnulinux/
    dougman really you have not been paying attention. Look around 2013 you will find a book by him.

    If you look around professional educator is without question because he did post and publish on-line when he was doing the Linux set-up in areas educators could publish.

    So as normal Dougman you are calling something false with no research because you are a total idiot.

  11. dougman says:

    “I’m a published authour and professional educator. ”

    BOLLOCKS

  12. DrLoser wrote, “you’re never really aspired to being a professional”.

    I’m a published authour and professional educator. What more do you want? I was respected by my profession in multiple professions. Extra points for that.

  13. DrLoser says:

    Professionals are more concerned about losing data than losing face, Robert.

    But then again, you’re never really aspired to being a professional, have you?

  14. oiaohm says:

    The comments about XFS is not really based on facts that are current.

    EXT4 and XFS have the same weakness of not checksumming the file data. XFS file system is maintained and tested by IBM in the Linux kernel.

    https://forums.bunsenlabs.org/viewtopic.php?id=1694
    In the recent fuss testing. XFS has suffered from a few softlock-up but recovered.

    EXT4 and XFS are about the same based on recent tests. Some tests put XFS as better other put EXT4 as better and most end up saying about equal.

    So the numbers don’t back your claim that XFS is not as reliable as EXT4. The numbers say the same.

  15. dougman says:

    Sounds like some hardware component is failing, which will lead to drive corruption.

    Raid0 is worthless, get a SSD.

    XFS is not inherently reliable as EXT4 is Pogsey.

    In addition, I hope you have a UPS to backup your toy.

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