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Data Storage It's funny.  Laugh. Sun Microsystems IT

Why Not To Shout At Your Disk Array 125

Posted by timothy
from the that's-what-your-subordinates-are-for dept.
Brendan Gregg of Sun's Fishworks lab has an interesting video demo up at YouTube demonstrating just how bad vibes, if expressed with sufficient volume in front of a rack full of disks, can cause a spike in disk latency. White noise, evidently, doesn't do them much harm. (Maybe they just feel awkward to get yelled at on camera.)
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