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Comment Re:That clinches it. (Score 2) 393

Ad hominem much? I manage servers, I know what I'm doing, thank you.

I used LLVM but I've used my primary drive for system and the secondary on /mnt/data (it's a hotpluggable SATA drive). Removing the inconsequential data drive still breaks the whole system, which is patently hilarious.

Comment Re:That clinches it. (Score 1) 393

I have installed openSUSE onto my laptop. Then I removed my secondary HDD, and voila, fstab thusly broke. Which made systemd throw a fit, constantly forcing an emergency mode - which was, in turn, bugged (systemd launches two shells on the same terminal, so everything becomes garbled). I was left with no option but to boot from a fricking rescue DVD.

At that point, I have deduced that the logical conclusion was popping my Win7 DVD back in.

Interestingly enough, server-grade Linux OSes we use (SLES, SUSE) don't seem to exhibit this behaviour. Still, that matters little for when I can't use them.

Comment Re:and when BSD moves to systemd... (Score 1) 403

I dunno, I found debugging kinda difficult when the default shipping systemd utterly breaks emergency mode (launching 2 shells that are competing for input/output).

I've also seen a test server lose the binary logs COMPLETELY when the power was cut. We had to read the good 'ol /var/log/messages, but that's clearly not the systemd way, is it now?

Comment Re:and when BSD moves to systemd... (Score 1) 403

A truly unexpected shutdown (kernel panic or hardware fault) can leave systemd log files so corrupt you can't grab anything meaningful from them.

As for text files, they are obviously just backwards-compatibility junks left in so the old crowd doesn't get too noisy. I mean, binary format is the future and should be embraced any any non-reactionary admin, amirite?

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