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Clobbering memory at the end of a pointer...

May
2
comment Which UNIX filesystem do you use and recommend for servers?
In 8 years I have never, ever lost data on XFS the way you describe it (uncontrolled shutdowns.) I've seen this myth propagated by many people, most of who should know better (i.e. test first, state later.) I have had data corruption if apps were writing a particular file, of course, but no more so than when using any file system (or any operating system, for that matter) in the same conditions. Barring bugs int he file system driver as such XFS is no more and no less resilient than the hardware it's running on.
May
2
comment How do you set bzip2 block size when using tar?
Sidenote: Lately I've all but given up on bzip2. I use lzma (from the lzma, lzma-utils, or lzma-sdk package, name depends on your distribution.) It usually compresses the same or better than bzip2 given the same CPU time - and when it comes to decompression it simply blows bzip2 away.
May
2
comment Shell command to monitor changes in a file - What's it called again?
Sidenote: If your distribution provides the tailf command, use that in preference to tail -f. tailf is more efficient because it doesn't need to access the watched file if it's not being written to (poll accesses are annoying if you mounted the file system with atime updating.)
May
2
comment Linux distributions recommendations for servers
@Brett Nesbitt: Agree 100%, but I have a minor nitpick: it's arguably much better from a stability point of view not to use the latest and greatest on a server.
May
2
comment How to Find a file in FreeBSD
Yup, that matches everything then throws away everything except for that one name you were looking for. Instead you can simply do ' find -name "example.filename" ' which does exactly the same stuff without first printing everything and without running an extra grep process.
May
2
comment How do I find the UUID of a partition
This is a much better solution than mine. Eddie, vol_id is located in /lib/udev. mish, could you edit your answer to prefix the full path in front of vol_id? /lib/udev isn't in root's path by default on any distribution I'm aware of.
May
2
comment What's your favorite Linux distribution?
Forgot to mention - of course CentOS / RHEL also use yum.
May
2
comment What's your favorite Linux distribution?
I use Fedora (currently 10) on all my desktops, and I love it. But I would never, ever run critical infrastructure on Fedora. That's what CentOS / RHEL are for. Fedora can simply not guarantee secure and stable software because its goal is to be a forerunner, to closely track new and (as of yet) unproven software. On a server you want stable, proven software.
Dec
5
comment How can I port forward with iptables?
Sure, that's what I meant by "poorly phrased"... Could you edit the question accordingly?
Dec
5
comment How can I port forward with iptables?
I'm going to go with the n-p-r tag (although this could be programming-related, though poorly phrased of course.)