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04 Mar 2004 melt and rebuilt

Well, the story has end, ends its life because an overheat caused by mechanism fault of its fan on CPU and power supply. The hardware components were then replaced with some new ones.

Generally speaking, Pu WANG (the hardware engineer here) and I have replaced the machine’s motherboard, CPU, video card, added 128MB of RAM from dustheap, and replaced its box, of course, its power supply as well. This costed me a morning, and it apparantly run much faster than it was.

The bad news is that due to several reasons, it now runs with more unofficial patches. A workaround of FreeBSD’s sysctl hard lock has been applied to the source tree, and the kernel were re-compiled with march=pentium3.

I am afraid that I will have to re-build the whole world…