[adelie-devel] Re: x86_64 builder - catastrophic disk failure

From: William Pitcock <nenolod_at_dereferenced.org>
Date: Tue, 20 Feb 2018 08:07:39 -0600


On Mon, Feb 19, 2018 at 9:03 PM, A. Wilcox <awilfox(a)adelielinux.org> wrote:
> Hi,
> The x86_64 builder (ciall.foxkit.us) has had a catastrophic disk failure
> at around 23:44 CST 18 February 2018. During attempted recovery, there
> was a power failure in the Tulsa metro at 04:14:47 CST 19 February 2018
> that lasted over two hours; regrettably, much longer than the 45 minute
> backup power runtime. Due to these events occuring so close together,
> the entire /srv (package staging area), /usr/src (aports git trees that
> had a few uncommitted patches), and buildroot / (where abuild
> configuration lived) trees are completely unrecoverable.
> The /opt/virtual tree, where the Adélie Portability Virtual Machines
> lived (including NetBSD-based bryan.foxkit.us, OpenBSD-based
> georgie.foxkit.us, and Arch-based fran.foxkit.us), may be recoverable -
> it is not yet known at this time.
> Anyone who had any data on bryan, georgie, or fran should consider that
> data gone barring an exceptional recovery effort. As their primary
> purpose was for portability testing only, no backups were ever taken of
> their virtual disks.
> The /home tree on ciall was in the process of its monthly back up at the
> time of the disk failure and it appears only a few files (from my own ~)
> were lost. No other user data was lost.
> As x86_64 is a tier 1 architecture, and the Platform Team is not
> currently considering deprecating it, this unexpected, catastrophic,
> poorly-timed sequence of failures may cause the alpha5 release date to
> slip again. This is regretful and unfortunate. Moving forward, we will
> need to discuss if architecture buildroots and configurations should be
> stored in Git; if a Git repository isn't deemed a proper solution, they
> will at least be added to the monthly back up jobs.

I can attempt to do a more exhaustive recovery this evening.

Received on Tue Feb 20 2018 - 14:07:52 UTC

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