[techtalk] Generic Question

Robert Kiesling kiesling at localhost.ix.netcom.com
Tue Dec 28 17:29:14 EST 1999

Telsa Gwynne <hobbit at aloss.ukuu.org.uk> wrote:
> That's one of the reasons I like that article. As well as giving
> a presumably slightly outdated tale of woe and recovery, it gives
> an idea of how you might think about such a problem and get around
> it. (So it seems to me, speaking from the outside of this mindset, 
> at least.) And I think that's the key skill, which is useful and 
> transferable across different architectures and scenarios. 

Yes, agreed.  Unix and derivatives aren't closed systems like M$,
Novell, and others, are.  One always has to think of what other
processes, users, hosts, etc., are being affected by the commands she
types.  There's quite a difference between having complete control of
the system, or only part of it.  One has to be mindful of the
resources being used by other users (even if it's only a cron job).


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