Doug Bryant

Tech thought and notes

Bidwell Down (AGAIN!)

Well it was yesterday during OSCON and prevented me from blogging.

This is getting nuts. Seems to be occurring 2-3 times/week lately.

I really like textdrive but the downtime is getting really annoying. Particularly since I am trying to blog OSCON and the server goes down right in the middle of a track.

They are using FreeBSD, which I really like, but when you look at the status of bidwell when it is down (status.textdrive.com) it seems to be __fsck__ing for a long long time. Why doesn’t BSD have journaling file systems like linux. I understand why they can’t use linux’ but seems like they would have started development on one. On the linux boxes I use, it is so nice not to have to go through the fsck.