October 13, 2006

Back online!

My box was wedged for at least a week recently. I think the cause was a typo in a cron script -- it wasn't cleaning out a directory full of lock files, and even though I'm using reiserfs and SCSI the directory eventually became full enough to slow the machine to a crawl. How full? Once the machine was restarted, deleting the directory full of zero-byte files took about two hours.

The cron directive has been fixed, so hopefully that won't happen again...

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