Jackal will be unavailable this evening (2013-05-14) from 21:00. The current intermittent crashes seem to be related to disk errors on the USER volume which, therefore, has to be rebuild while off-line. The exact duration of the downtime is not known, but it will probably be 2 to 3 hours.

Bo Bonnevie
Information Technology Division,
Rhodes University, Grahamstown, 6139, South Africa