[nSLUG] bare metal recovery

Dan Peterson dpiddy at gmail.com
Fri Jul 17 15:18:44 ADT 2009


On Fri, Jul 17, 2009 at 1:42 PM, Dop Ganger<nslug at fop.ns.ca> wrote:
>> Assuming things like /dev and /proc are not touched by a
>> recovery, why should a machine go down when files in /
>> are updated?  Perhaps /etc/mnttab could be sensitive.
>
> At a guess you're trying to overwrite the kernel image of the running
> kernel, which in my experience usually ends in mirth and woe.

At least with Linux I don't *think* that specifically would be a
problem. I would think the problem you're likely to run into is
overwriting binaries and libraries and things trying to run  while in
an inconsistent state.

-Dan



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