Paul Koning paulkoning at
Thu May 2 08:13:20 CDT 2019

> On May 1, 2019, at 10:58 PM, Ethan Dicks <ethan.dicks at> wrote:
> On Wed, May 1, 2019 at 7:42 PM Paul Koning via cctalk
> <cctalk at> wrote:
>> ...
>> 9.3 names back then, I'm pretty sure.  File system still in an ACP (separate process)?  DECnet Phase II ???
> I think those were still true for V3.X.  I know we had a problem back
> then with our backups where someone elevated the priority of the Tape
> ACP over the Disk ACP (because it was faster) that left us with months
> of corrupt backups.
> -ethan

Wow, that reflects very badly on the engineering involved.  Setting priorities wrong might cause things not to get done, or to take too long, but it cannot ever be an excuse for data corruption.


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