From: Jeff Dike <jdike@ka...> - 2001-12-07 06:56:43
With the publication of an article
using UML as a testbed for creating disasters and practicing recovering from
them, I am starting a Disaster of the Month contest at
This month's feature is a trashed filesystem. You will zero out your
root filesystem's superblock and then figure out how to fix it. Solutions
may be submitted at the URL above. I'm also taking suggestions for
future disasters there.
The O'Reilly article was published last Friday and advertised the SDotM as
being in operation. Today, Linux Today picked it up
(http://linuxtoday.com/news_story.php3?ltsn=2001-12-06-012-20-PS-HL) so I
figured I'd better get my butt in gear on this.
I apologize for not getting it going sooner and making people look at the
placeholder page I dumped there.
This sort of thing is something that I've wanted to do for a long time, since
disaster practice seems to me to be a valuable thing to be able to do
conveniently. Writing the O'Reilly article provided the excuse I needed to
get this feature rolling.