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Tape-caused hang (was IPChains question (SOLVED))

On 2000-05-16 at 09:53 -0400, Jerry Callen wrote:

> Ron Peterson wrote:
> > [...]
> > So I sat down at the server
> > console, and I couldn't even log in.  Couldn't use ssh to get in
> > either.  I was contemplating hitting the power switch (ouch), but tried
> > turning off the tape drive first.  Presto.  Everything came back.
> > 
> > Yikes.
> Yikes is right! This sounds like lameness in a device driver. 
> This is the sort of thing MS advocates love to point to as proof
> that Linux is inferior to NT. (Never mind whether NT does it better
> or not...)

There's no solution to this.  If the hardware hangs, any OS hangs.

-- Mike

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