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Re: Power loss and zero-length files

To: Stan Hoeppner <stan@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: Power loss and zero-length files
From: Ben Myers <bpm@xxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 23 Aug 2013 17:50:35 -0500
Cc: Robert Widmer <robertwidmer@xxxxxxxxx>, xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx
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Hey Stan,

On Fri, Aug 23, 2013 at 05:32:26PM -0500, Stan Hoeppner wrote:
> On 8/23/2013 10:45 AM, Ben Myers wrote:
> > On Fri, Aug 23, 2013 at 11:27:19AM -0400, Robert Widmer wrote:
> >> On Fri, Aug 23, 2013 at 11:20 AM, Ben Myers <bpm@xxxxxxx> wrote:
> 
> >> The person ran the script, unplugged the machine (instead of shutting
> >> it down like they were told), and boxed it up.
> > 
> > lol  ;)
> 
> Yeah, that's pretty ignorant.  Reminds me of this thread in March:
> 
> http://oss.sgi.com/archives/xfs/2013-03/msg00152.html
> 
> But "we" (IT industry) shot ourselves in the foot when we began using
> the word "appliance".  No wonder then that some people literally treat
> them as such.

On the other foot, it's probably not such an unreasonable expectation for
someone coming from a different background to expect that once it *looks* done
it actually *is* done.

It's as if you were to take me scuba diving, or drag racing... I have zero
expertise and I'd probably be doing all the silly ignorant things too.

Or... maybe the tech was just in a hurry and didn't think all the way through
the consequences.  I've been there.  ;)

Regards,
        Ben

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