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I actively encourage the editing of any of my Question, Answer, and Tag Wiki content on all StackExchange sites except for meta sites. In other words, if you spot an inaccuracy or wish to clarify or improve a post of mine, add sources, etc., PLEASE do so! It will greatly benefit the net welfare and knowledge capital of the community. I am writing this here just in case you are of the misconception that answers are like forum posts, indelible articles authored by a single person.

The edit function is there for a reason, folks. I promise to never lash out at someone for substantially editing content originally authored by me, as long as your edit is constructive. If you don't yet have the site privilege to make instantaneous edits and I see your edit in the suggestion queue, I will do my best to either accept your edit outright, or incorporate the most useful parts of your edit into my post by "editing your edit".

If you have been told before that you shouldn't substantially edit others' answers, or if you've been the victim of polemic as a result of doing so, I'd like to apologize for that behavior. I think it's very counterproductive; our community is much worse-off for that kind of attitude.

Future visitors are best served by being able to read one cohesive, well-edited answer with sources to get the sum-total of the community's best knowledge in a single answer. A string of answers or comments each with their own nuggets of truth is much harder to decipher than one cohesive text. With the edit function, thanks to the fact that we each bring our own perspectives and unique knowledge, it is possible for us to author one cohesive text that eliminates the natural tendency of comment strings, replacing it with high-quality works that rival those of Wikipedia.

BTW, I don't approve of most edits on meta sites because I very rarely find questions on meta sites which deal purely in factual matters, so my answers are generally just my personal feelings on the matter.


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comment Upgrading RAID controller to 4kn - do I have to reinitialize the array to use 4kn?
So your answer is incorrect: it is not true that "disks are either 512e or 4kn and it's impossible to switch them". Disks are either 512-byte native or 4kb-native, and certain 4kb-native disks may choose to support 512-byte emulation. If they support 512-byte emulation, they can switch between this mode and 4kn depending on what the disk controller supports; they'll prefer 4kn, but fall back to 512e if they have to.
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comment Upgrading RAID controller to 4kn - do I have to reinitialize the array to use 4kn?
As stated in my question, the disks are 4kn, but they are able to fall back into 512e when the controller doesn't support 4kn. The current controller (RAID card) doesn't support 4kn, so they are currently operating in 512e mode. If I upgrade the RAID controller to one that does support 4kn, my question is, do the disks automatically start getting used in 4kn mode? Note that 512e means "512-byte emulation" -- it is impossible to have a disk that supports 512-byte emulation that isn't 4k native, because if it's not 4k native, then it's 512-byte native, not 512-byte emulation.
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comment Bad performace of virtualized Fedora 20
Good old llvmpipe.
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accepted Upgrading RAID controller to 4kn - do I have to reinitialize the array to use 4kn?
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comment Proxy SSH to hide endpoints
Or configure /etc/hosts to point example.com to a custom host of your choosing on each computer...
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comment Validation and Source Tables for T-code MB52 in ECC
SAP itself is completely off-topic for Super User. SU is for "computer enthusiasts and power users". When we use the term "user", we mean regular home users running home software, such as productivity software, web browsers, operating systems, content creation software, entertainment software, and so on. Enterprise finance / management software is so far out of range of acceptable topics for SU that I voted to close it. Please stop asking questions about SAP on SuperUser.
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comment Changing partition table, Centos 6.3 on Hetzner Server
I complained to Hetzner about installimage's limitation of not supporting GPT a while ago and they said they were working on adding GPT support but it might be a while. Meanwhile you can edit a local copy and make the needed changes (if you're brave); it's just a perl script.
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comment Changing partition table, Centos 6.3 on Hetzner Server
Have them set up LARA KVM-over-IP with an OS install disk and install it the way you want....
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