#qi-hardware IRC log for Tuesday, 2012-12-04

kristianpaulthey need include boot rom clause and what not else00:06
kristianpaulindeed larsc 00:12
wpwrakaah ! reconnected at last ! after 12 agonizing hours of ice-cold turkey :(12:10
wolfspraulI had (another) bad experience with Linux RAID12:14
wolfspraulit's amazing how it always makes the wrong decision in terms of which dataset to go forward with12:15
wolfspraullesson (re)learned: never use Linux raid... :-)12:15
wolfspraulso reinstalling the new buildhost now, at least I can improve not just the raid removal, but also install debian wheezy right away...12:15
wpwrakheh :) i never used raid so far. i'm deeply suspicious that the considerable increase of complexity can yield  catastrophic_failure_rate(raid) > catastrophic_failure_rate(non-raid)12:27
wpwrak(and of course, the non-catastrophic failure rate of a RAID will always be higher)12:27
wpwrakalso, raid means more disks for the same amount of data, which increases the load on the power supply and, worse, on the cooling system.12:29
wolfspraul100% agree - I just forgot the pain so I naively left that "raid = 1" installation magic on - WRONG12:34
whitequarkwpwrak: failure rate of big (>=1TB) drives is really high12:34
whitequarkthat's also the reason you do not use RAID5 on them12:35
wpwrakwhitequark: dunno. i have a bunch of large drives and most of them seem to be happy. only one that's some 5 years old sometimes has PATA communication problems. may be bad cooling, though.12:41
whitequarkwpwrak: those probably aren't big12:42
wpwrakthat one has 1 TB12:42
whitequarkhm, first time I hear of a PATA 1TB drive12:42
wpwrakit was an early model :)12:43
qi-bot[commit] Paul Cercueil: Move Nanonote specific wallpapers to their platform folder (packages) http://qi-hw.com/p/gmenu2x/2154b5915:52
qi-bot[commit] Maarten ter Huurne: Added wallpaper for GCW Zero (packages) http://qi-hw.com/p/gmenu2x/04b64f416:00
qi-bot[commit] Maarten ter Huurne: Added .gitignore for data dir (packages) http://qi-hw.com/p/gmenu2x/37a29d316:00
qi-bot[commit] Paul Cercueil: Load the skin's wallpaper if the default one is not yet defined (packages) http://qi-hw.com/p/gmenu2x/389253b17:20
qi-bot[commit] Paul Cercueil: Introduce new skin "OD" for the GCW-Zero platform. (packages) http://qi-hw.com/p/gmenu2x/df7fb9817:20
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