[ILUG] anti-spam thing...
Niall O Broin
niall at linux.ie
Mon Jan 7 11:47:59 GMT 2002
On Mon, Jan 07, 2002 at 09:57:37AM +0000, John P. Looney wrote:
> I'd like to add "all easily removeable devices should be hot swappable".
Hmm - bit of a stretch to say that
Remove case screws.
Remove case lid (often by application of considerable force and at cost in
Remove slot screw.
Grasp card firmly and pull upwards.
> Compact flash IDE Adapters for instance.
Is this the little gubbins that plugs onto an IDE cable instead of a disk.
Does it object to being removed with power on ? In any event, see above,
with the exception of the latter two steps.
> The last thing you want after a stressed afternoon trying to work out why
> pam is not letting root login on your nice new shiny distro, is to get a
> poxy electric shock every time you try and push in a new flash card into a
> test box.
Hmm - so much static that you can feel it - gives one a warm and fuzzy
feeling about the likely reliability of a Sentinel box, no ? (the most
insidious effect of static damage is not breaking a part because then you
know it's broken and don't deploy it. But often static will damage and
insulation layer on a chip, considerably reducing its thickness and making
it much more likely to fail in service. In service failures are to be
avoided on things like satellites or, say, super duper firewall boxes :-)
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