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comment What is the max supported number of SATA devices (using cable adapters) on a Dell SAS 6/iR adapter?
By "SAS port", do you mean physical connector, or port as in "4 port internal SAS connector"?
Jun
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asked What is the max supported number of SATA devices (using cable adapters) on a Dell SAS 6/iR adapter?
May
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comment Could SpinRite possibly be messing up my laptop hard drives?
No, they're pretty heterogenous. Mostly Seagate, with 2 WD (though maybe they're the same manufacturer now). Different sizes, model years, etc.
May
29
revised Could SpinRite possibly be messing up my laptop hard drives?
typo: hard -> had
May
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suggested suggested edit on Could SpinRite possibly be messing up my laptop hard drives?
May
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comment Could SpinRite possibly be messing up my laptop hard drives?
During the initial check (lv. 4), it passes the drives; I wouldn't use them again if they had any bad sectors or errors. If I run spinrite again after the strange noises and behavior, it finds a very high seek error rate, and often read errors as well.
May
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asked Could SpinRite possibly be messing up my laptop hard drives?
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accepted Xen 4.1+ with local ZFS storage
May
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comment Xen 4.1+ with local ZFS storage
Playing around with hacking the FUSE drivers, with a stability test planned in the near future, and messing with Nexenta. I'll give you the check, since you've definitely given me some great pointers. I'll put more info here when I have results. Juggling lots of projects, unfortunately...
Apr
20
comment Xen 4.1+ with local ZFS storage
Also, on investigation it doesn't look like KVM as a hypervisor allows passthrough of graphics cards well, which are needed for CAD apparently.
Apr
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Apr
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comment Xen 4.1+ with local ZFS storage
I'm the first to admit it's a bad spec, but I'm stuck with it. Aren't office politics fun? Good ideas, though. I'll poke around.
Apr
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asked Xen 4.1+ with local ZFS storage
Apr
17
comment CentOS disable filesystem check: superblock last mount time is in the future
A lot of our site's code hits different parts/partitions of the database depending on the date. Our codebase is big, old, and ugly. The methods of acquiring the date are so varied (PHP date, fetch from a date that gets written to log files (don't ask me why), or just exec(date)) and so numerous that doing it right would take a lot of time. It's just easier to muck with the system date, especially since they're easily-rebuilt, low-value testing VMs.
Apr
17
comment CentOS disable filesystem check: superblock last mount time is in the future
I know it's not advisable, but they're test environments, and if one of their filesystems actually does get borked, I can rebuild the whole environment in like 5 seconds. I'd never put something like this in production, but for testing I was hoping for a hack.
Apr
17
comment CentOS disable filesystem check: superblock last mount time is in the future
Perfect, thanks!
Apr
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accepted CentOS disable filesystem check: superblock last mount time is in the future
Apr
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comment CentOS disable filesystem check: superblock last mount time is in the future
Because it changes all the time as a necessary part of our development and testing process. Same with the filesystem remounting. Some of the time changes affect the VMs' hardware clocks, some don't, but either way it is a regular event that is critical to our ability to test concurrency issues with our product.