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rrdgraph generation fails on high IO load

We have a 4 core CPU production system which does a lot of cronjobs , having constant proc queue and an usual load of ~1.5. During night time we do some IO intensive stuff with postgres. We generate ...
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Intermittent munin-cron error “There is nothing to do here, since there are no nodes with any plugins”

We've installed munin monitoring on one of our servers. Generally it seems to be working well but occasionally, 4 times in 2 months to be exact, munin-cron has generated the following error: ...
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VMXNET3 nic loses the ability to update ARP table after N hours

I have a fedora 18 VM that stops updating the arp table on eth1 after running for a number of hours to days. There are other VMs on the same hypervisor that can access all of the same networks without ...
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Meaning of requeues of tc command

I ran this tc bellow and it outputs requeues with high number, do you know what this requeues means? By the way, it keeps increasing over the time. I look at man tc but I couldn't find anything. $ ...
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timing issue after route add/delete (route not used)

I have an application that is running a raw IP socket, destination of this socket is governed by routes installed via the 'ip route add' command. These routes can change during the lifetime of a ...
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Syslog-ng not logging on debian

I have syslog-ng running but it does not seem to be logging to /var/log anymore. Looking at the logs it apparently used to awhile back: -rw------- 1 root root 0 Sep 8 00:55 messages ...
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snmp MIB-TCP::tcp not showing any usage

I am trying to configure MRTG on all of my servers for making a network weathermap, this requires running SNMP which MRTG gets the information from. So, I installed it on two servers the exact same ...
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reprepro use when multiple sources have the same codename

I'm investigating the use of reprepro to control what updates get propagated to our servers, and when. The idea is to vet updates by Debian and Ubuntu, and only apply the ones we choose. We want to ...
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Samba4 locked pst files

i have a samba4 server that holds my clients outlook pst files, if the outlook client or the machine crashes i must go to the server to kill the PID manually. i saw there was "reset on zero vc =yes" ...
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Intermittent NFS lockups on Isilon cluster

We have an Isilon cluster with 8 IQ 12000x nodes which exports storage via several NFS shares for a handful of Linux and Solaris clients. There is a Linux system that has one of these NFS filesystems ...
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How do I configure OpenSwan to allow pure IPsec (not L2TP) connections from an iPhone?

Similar to this question, I want to configure an IPsec server on Linux which will accept connections from the iPhone. However, unlike the other question, I want to be able to test with pre-shared keys ...
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Samba: Authenticate only local accounts over AD?

I have a samba server where I create all the linux accounts and corresponding SMB accounts via a application I built. I manage all the permissions for all of our shares via ACL's also using the ...
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Why “scope link” ipv6 address can be pinged via interfaces which they are not active on

[root@2_01 ~]# /sbin/ip -6 addr show pubeth0 inet6 2001:1::6/64 scope global inet6 2001:1::1/64 scope global inet6 fe80::20c:29ff:fe69:f9e8/64 scope link [root@v2_01 ~]# /sbin/ip -6 addr show ...
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Cleaner way to restart daemontools services

In our product, we had created services using daemontools. One of my service looks like this, /service/test/run /service/test/log/run (has multilog command to log into ./main dir) ...
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Debian Wheezy in KVM: can't set IO scheduler

I'm running a Wheezy box in KVM, by default it runs the kernel 3.2. After I upgrade to 3.14 from backports, I no longer can tune the IO scheduler. Before: # cat /sys/block/vda/queue/scheduler noop ...
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runnning systemd without PrivateTmp, PrivateNetwork and PrivateDevices (in docker - unprivileged mode)

I am happily running systemd inside a docker container, however, it requires CAP_SYS_ADMIN in order to dynamically create private tmp mounts. I have attempted to disable the PrivateTmp, ...
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Understanding an OpenVPN bridge from iptable's point of view

In my scenario, there is a machine which acts as both an iptables-based firewall and an OpenVPN-server at the same time. It has two network interfaces - eth1 is connected to the internet whereas eth0 ...
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Ping not working from tap interface attached to bridge interface with ip on same subnet as that of bridge to outside

My requirement is to create a multiple tap interfaces, each with ip address on same subnet. I tried this by creating a bridge br0 (192.168.1.199) ...
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actual disk iops and write merging

/dev/sdb has LVM and exposes a single logical volume, dm-0. While writing to dm-0, /proc/diskstats reports: # of writes completed sdb 29646717 dm-0 131315099 # of writes merged: sdb 101668283 dm-0 ...
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A testing framework for Linux server configuration management

We are a medium sized shop that uses Puppet for Linux configuration management. Since we are a small shop, it's difficult to deploy and maintain DTAP environment. We normally perform manual testing ...
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Linux cgroups cpuset w/ subs causes cgconfig not to start

I am having a problem trying to separate 2 groups using cpuset subsystem. This works fine, however if i go to add a subgroup to that group (in this case -- user1), cgconfig will fail to start with ...
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Full MTU not utilized with jumbo frames enabled

I've been testing to see if I can get any benefit from enabling jumbo frames. I've set up two identical Dell R210 servers with Xeon quad core E3122 CPUs, 8G of RAM and Broadcom NetXtreme II BCM5716 ...
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server can't find XXX.in-addr.arpa: NXDOMAIN

I am facing problem while configuring BIND DNS sowing server can't find XXX.in-addr.arpa: NXDOMAIN while reverse dns check! everything works on forward DNS lookup but reverse DNS lookup fails. Here ...
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Linux (Debian 7 x64) swapping activity despite lots of free memory

Yes, I have reduced vm.swappiness a lot: % sysctl -a | grep swap vm.swappiness = 1 Memory is mostly free: % cat /proc/meminfo | head MemTotal: 8070592 kB MemFree: 2619580 kB ...
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Linux NFS - set default user for new files on nfs share

I use CentOs as nfs server nad 2 Centos machines as clients. I have some problems with permisions/ownership for new files/directories created from clients on nfs share. My exports file: ...
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How do I get the file name corresponding to an NFS file handle on Linux?

I have tcpdump output of some NFS traffic, it shows which file handles are being read or written. I'd like to know which files they correspond to. There's got to be an existing tool which will list ...
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squid transparent proxy https

i hope someone can help me. i have this problem: squid is running as a ssl transparent proxy, and at the moment it's receiving all the traffic with these two iptables rules: iptables -t nat -A ...
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Lots and lots of kernel log entries: iint_free: readcount: -1, iint_free: writecount: 1

I am getting tons of log entries of the form Mar 2 00:44:10 SRV123 kernel: iint_free: readcount: -1 Mar 2 00:44:10 SRV123 kernel: iint_free: writecount: 1 Mar 2 00:44:10 SRV123 kernel: iint_free: ...
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How to mount share in pam_mount.conf.xml depending of OU

I have a Microsoft Windows domain and I want to add the ubuntu machines with Likewise-Open. There is no problem with that, but in my windows machines I have a GPO that mount a net share depending of ...
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Adaptec pm80xx Driver Drops Drives Randomly

I'm building a ZFS NAS using an Adaptec ASA-71605H HBA on Ubuntu 12.04.4. Modern Linux kernels ship with the open-source version of the required pm80xx kernel module. Adaptec provides a driver for ...
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Change the logical volume

I am quite new this snapshot process. Let, I have three logical volumes as A, B, C. I worked on logical volume C. But accidentally when I restart the system, it goes to the snapshot A. How can I ...
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RAID1 disks “forked”, now duplicate

I have got a server hosted by OVH, which is configured to have a soft RAID1 array, /dev/md0, that holds a LVM PV. There is another /dev/md1 array, which was supposed to be the /boot, but which is ...
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ZFS on RedHat configuration

I have to set up a ZFS storage appliance (Oracle ZFS Storage ZS3-2) with NFSv4. The NFS is mounted on a Redhat 6.5 cluster, where the linux users are created (they don`t exist on the appliance). ...
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How to debug sluggish process performance

I have a test application which writes a string to a file 10000 times. I run this on two servers and I get totally different results. [SYSTEM 1] $ time ./test_depth real 0m0.152s user ...
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Please help recovering lost volume group

After a reboot, the volume group on my server completely disappeared. [root@dal01 log]# vgdisplay No volume groups found [root@dal01 /]# lvdisplay No volume groups found [root@dal01 ~]# pvdisplay ...
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NFS server export list empty

After upgrading my router, I am unable to mount NFS shares from a Debian server on an OS X client. I have updated /etc/exports according to the new IP address of the client (first line previously ...
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puppet node keeps adding itself to the master

Im at the start of learning puppet. So far I successfully setup my master with dashboard and a couple of agents. But on one of my testing nodes I made a mistake when adding the node. I added it twice ...
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How can I use a Linux BIND DNS server for my Active Directory forest?

I am trying to setup an Active Directory forest that uses a Linux BIND server for DNS. The goal is that the Domain Controller (DC) to be able to make entries in the /etc/bind/db.foresta.net file from ...
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Mail Service requires reboot every few days

I'm kind of new to postfix so am hoping someone can point me up the obvious here I have a Postfix working as SMTP server and everything is fine for a few days. Then without warning or apparent reason ...
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Internet Explorer SSL use causes segfault - Apache httpd SIGSEGV in apr_uri_parse

Recently I've had quite a large influx of the error below in the error_log. I've found out that it happens when someone browses my site using SSL https: and Internet Explorer, all other browsers are ...
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How to find out cgroup of a particular process?

Is there any method to get cgroup of process? The only one package that I know (cgroup-bin), just provide some manipulations with cgroups and allow to change cgroup of process/list of processes, but ...
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How do I find the path of socket?

Is there any method that can allow me to find the path of socket if the type of socket is PF_UNIX? And I have another question: let's assume that I have the following output of lsof: COMMAND PID ...
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Why can't I malloc as much memory as `free` reports as being free?

The following C program allocates slices of 10MB of memory until it is killed by the Out of Memory killer. #include <stdio.h> #include <stdlib.h> #include <string.h> #include ...
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EC2 Ubuntu SSH Stops Working

I use about 15 EC2 instances to run some services. They are hosted on EC2 and run Ubuntu. Every once in a while the SSH stops working and the "Reachability Status" in the EC2 console shows that it is ...
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Apache2 serves gibberish after 2.4 upgrade

Problem: Apache 2.4 on Ubuntu Linux 13.10 serves gibberish instead of content over https: using AuthBasic and .htpasswd-based authentication. Here's an example: ...
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MICR check printing through Linux (EBS)

We are currently working to get a new MICR check printer (Troy Micr - HP Laserjet 600 M601) printing correctly with Oracle EBS. Our EBS installation runs on Oracle Enterprise Linux (Redhat Based). The ...
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Configure SSH while using UCARP for failover

I have SSH installed, and UCARP configured to fail over a virtual IP when one of the two boxes goes down. The problem that I'm having is when a VM is running, and the ucarp interface is active ...
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top reports extremely high cpu-used time for all processes

The server was up for less than 10 mins, but top shows extremely high cpu-used time for all process[1] (more than million hours used), this is a 24 core machine. System eventually crashed in 10-15 ...
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Should I set rto_min for a route inside data center?

We have a few dedicated server rented in a data center with debian 7, kernel 3.2. We use one of those servers as a database server. The network between our application server and database server is ...
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Can't update smp_affinity

As part of the experiments that we are running to optimize the performance of the applications on our Linux box we are trying to assign all the network interrupts to a single cpu core. Unfortunately, ...