DragonFly users List (threaded) for 2006-09
Re: boot problem, disk mess.. thinking of suicide.
Vladimir Mitiouchev wrote:
PS2> Thanks God i wasn't running softupdates!
Muhh... don't be too sure...
'Softupdates' have saved me far more grief than they have ever contributed to.
Lot's of folk misunderstand what they do - and how quickly they can post if all
the kit is properly configured.
SCSI hardware RAID1 with write-through cache settings is the most bullet-proof,
but atacontrol or gmirror software RAID1 on dumb PATA/SATA IDE are decent too.
My PowerBook is the only machine I have that does not have RAID.
Either way, make your own cables from top-quality connectors and wire or buy the
best you can find 
That cheap cable just cost you 6+ hours of life that no amount of money can ever
buy back for you, and you aren't yet fully back to 'normal'.
 One of the Apollo astronauts, asked how he felt about the launch, replied
with words to the effect:
"How would *you* feel sitting atop all those billions of dollars worth of
equipment, and knowing that every last nut and bolt of it had been supplied by
the lowest bidder?"