5 Oct 2010 dwmw2   » (Master)

Users of infradead.org mail/git/etc. services please read

The Mac G5 which was bombadil.infradead.org has died (frequently powering down due to one CPU package overheating, eventually refusing to come back on at all).

This machine was lists.infradead.org and git.infradead.org, as well as providing mail services for a bunch of people and various other things too.

The mailing lists were migrated away to another machine in the cluster before it finally expired, but git services will take a little longer — hopefully within the next 24 hours.

All user accounts on bombadil have been migrated to canuck.infradead.org — if you could log in to bombadil, then you should be able to log in to canuck with the same password and/or SSH keys. No other files have yet been copied across; we're working on that. If your mail was going to bombadil, it's now going to canuck.

The current plan is to deploy a shiny new machine to replace bombadil, if newegg.com will stop being incompetent (failing to authorise the credit card payment, and randomly cancelling orders even after they claim to have authorised it). It'll be an x86_64 machine instead of ppc64, so we can't just put bombadil's disks into it, but it'll have a copy of all the old home directories.

I'll bring the disks from bombadil home and put them into a spare G5, which will be connected through my crappy ADSL line. I don't expect people to be doing large data transfers to/from it.

Hm, I really ought to keep a users mailing list with up-to-date alternative addresses for people. But that list only has two members, neither of whom are affected by this...

[NOTE: If anyone in the Boston area could lend me a ppc64 machine for a few weeks, the transition could be made a lot easier, because we could stick bombadil's disks in it while we set up its replacement...]

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