Lars Wirzenius: System administration, 2003


Saturday, May 31, 2003

System administration: Wake-up call

Today's wake-up call was provided by Kaius, my boss, called and told me that the main server at work was not usable. He went there and read me the text on the console over the phone. Some kind of disk problems which had caused the kernel to remount the disks read-only. Naturally this happened before syslog had had time to write the error messages to disk. After a reboot and fsck, everything seemed to work fine. Somewhat worrying, but requires no immediate action.