So ... Over the last two days, I got what I think are incredibly stupid
I have a machine. It's running RAID 5 or 6. A disk failed. My team of
users has monitoring software that notices this, so they know a disk
failed. A replacement disk has been ordered. Today I was asked (by one
of my users) if I know which disk failed.
Why the hell does it matter?
I was at a convention, and I was doing data entry for an art show.
The options for the various items in the show are "unsold", "sold",
"purchased/released", or "went to auction." I needed to print the
list of "went to auction", and I only mention that because the printer
was not cooperating. But since there were only eight of them, the
person who needed the print-out was content to hand-write them rather
than fight with the printer.
As I related this story to my wife, she asked me "Which items went to
Why the hell does it matter? Why would you think I remembered this
incredibly trivial detail?
Is it just part of living in The Information Age, where everybody wants
to know every detail as soon as it happens? Or am I missing some
fundamental reason why the user needs to know which RAID disk is being
replaced in a machine two time-zones away?
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