[CentOS] Caught between a Red Hat and a CentOS

Ron Blizzard rb4centos at gmail.com
Tue Oct 20 19:53:59 UTC 2009

On Tue, Oct 20, 2009 at 6:47 AM, Joseph L. Casale
<JCasale at activenetwerx.com> wrote:
>>I called them and explained to them that I couldn't get it to boot --
>>they gave me instructions on reinstalling
> So Windows is garbage because one support tech is an idiot? There are
> no idiots in the Linux world?

Support techs usually look up problems in the support database. But if
you know of an official Microsoft fix for KSOD, I would be happy to
take a look at it.

>>The KSOD "event" occurred after an automatic Windows update (which
>>isn't all that uncommon I found out).
> I have never had a bsod after windows update in 15 years? But then again,
> I test all my updates in a lab environment before my WSUS server pushes
> them out on mass.

Again, I think you're talking about Windows in a server environment
rather than on the Desktop. Two different animals. Google "KSOD" some

>>Okay, what did they tell you about KSOD? Even if I can't fix it, I
>>would at least like to know what really causes it. (There are a lot of
>>theories out there.)
> It wasn't a BSOD, it was high IO across a set of spindles with VSS "enabled
> and setup wrong" by my corp. What the entry tech (as it wasn't yet elevated)
> didn't know was specific details about how my fileserver was utilized which
> had an impact in my scenario. A seasoned colleague on the list who *just*
> went through it all gave me the tip.
> I guess all Linux techs start out at Datacenter level:)

And, if you're an individual user, that's all the higher you're going
to get. Thing is, if there is a solid fix for KSOD, Microsoft should
publish it on their web site. Again, you're talking about server
issues -- so it's like comparing apples to oranges.

>>Seems to me you're a little bit too sensitive here.
> You're right, because that BS was just MS hate, not fact.

I didn't see the hate. I saw reality. I *often* see "reinstall" given
as the final fix for Windows issues. I hope (am pretty sure) that's
not the "fix" they give you on Microsoft servers, but it's definitely
the "fix" you're given on Microsoft desktops.

RonB -- Using CentOS 5.3

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