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Xen FAIL [Thursday 30th April 2009 at 8:02 pm]

[Feeling |pissed offpissed off]

Well, I *was* intending to finish testing my code today. Unfortuantly, my work desktop had other ideas. As best as I can tell (because providing useful debug is not the Linux way), the Xen hypervisor committed ritual seppuku no less than four times today. And because in Xen, the host OS is itself partially virtualised, this resulted in my desktop resetting with no warning or error message four times. So, instead of doing useful work, I spent most of today rebuilding my test environment (consisting of multiple interlinked virtual machines) multiple times.

For added annoyance, two of those resets managed to trash my Firefox profile. And there is no way to recover from a corrupt Firefox profile short of creating a new profile, restoring bookmarks from a backup, reinstall all of your addins and reapplying every single configuration change you've ever made. That reminds me, I need to set the "self-signed certificates are not made of utter evil" option so that I can actually use all those hardware management pages on our servers.

Remind me why people put up with this?
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[User Picture]From: tau_iota_mu_c
Thursday 30th April 2009 at 9:08 pm (UTC)
Good excuse to ditch firefox :)

Also: I haven't had a crash in ages, but I'm not relying on using multiple interlinked xen (still rather experimental tech) sessions, to get my work done.
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From: (Anonymous)
Sunday 3rd May 2009 at 8:47 am (UTC)
the postings on this blog are hysterically extreme - one day it is in english and I can understand and enjoy the posting, and suddenly the next day it is all in a foreign hypersqueak. what's a firefox (thought it was an aeroplane). who is linux - isn't he the Charlie Brown character who always needed his security blanket? My Zen creative only crashes when I try and delete the track it thinks it is playing - a sharp prod with the end of a paperclip usually sorts that problem pretty smartly.
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