sysadmin; terror; CentOS 6
A unnamed system I volunteered to help with is running CentOS 6, last updated at some likely distant time in the past.
I think all I need to do to get it to some better state is `yum update`, but I'm understandably reluctant to do so without setting aside a few hours for frantic fixing, because who knows what all might get broken as things get fixed.
If I read things right, CentOS 6 is EOL on 30 November 2020, so I have about two years to really fix this (or run something so horrible as to be unsuitable for internet use).
Github did a post-mortem on their 24 hr outage here.
It's a very good incident analysis of the problems that even a brief period of "split brain" can cause in a distributed system.
listening to sportsball
if they go into extra innings again, I'll turn it all off
did you know you can pick up KNBR 680 all the way up the west coast? weak but copyable in British Columbia if you just pull in the lower sideband (interference from CBU 690).
this is not that SDR though, it's one in Sunnyvale that's closer and no adjacent stations.