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Born and bred in C++ country, but mostly working with Python these days. Server, embedded, desktop, web, mobile... I like them all.


Sep
16
comment How to make Windows 7 USB flash install media from Linux?
-1: dd needs to write to devices, not to partitions
Jun
7
comment How can I tell how much RAM is installed on a FreeBSD server?
supplying links to offsite information is discouraged as they have the tendency to go stale
May
19
comment Apache/GnuTLS: can't get multiple TLS-enabled virtual hosts to work
I've updated the question with a full site configuration showing the old SSL and the new TLS settings.
Dec
19
comment Setting the date format in Atlassian Crucible
seems like Atlassian have decided they can't be bothered implementing that, the ticket has been closed ('WON'T FIX') :-(
Oct
15
comment Which filesystem for large LVM of disks (8 TB)?
Another +1 for ZFS. Pretty much all the servers here are running Linux and I'm a big fan of it, but ZFS has proven so useful to me in the last 3+ years that I've actually gone through the effort of learning and setting up FreeBSD on the big storage machine to be able to use ZFS without any licensing or performance issues.
Jan
17
comment booting FreeBSD 9 from USB stick: boot error
I would think so too, but I've double-checked every step of what I've been doing and went through the entire process several times before asking here - same result. Apart from the different OSs, I can't seem to see any other reason why the USB stick created under Linux does not boot. BTW: I ended up installing Windows just for the purpose of running the USB stick creation tool mentioned on the FreeBSD site.
Jan
17
comment booting FreeBSD 9 from USB stick: boot error
In my question, I quoted from the FreeBSD manual page; on my system, I did use the correct device to dd the USB stick - I guess I would have noticed if I had dd'd the installation image to some other device in my system ;-)
Jan
16
comment how to forward dns alias to hostname:port?
never tried rinetd as things worked fine using a reverse proxy on apache as shown in the answer below.
Aug
10
comment ZFS on FreeBSD: recovery from data corruption
Thanks for that tip! :-) I was looking into OpenSolaris back in 2009 or so when I started this whole ZFS business, but unfortunately, it did not support the controllers I'm using - this is consumer grade hardware after all. Just recently, I've also looked at OpenIndiana, but I'm not sure if the situation has changed. I might upgrade the controllers to SAS at some stage and consider migrating then.
Aug
6
comment ZFS on FreeBSD: recovery from data corruption
yep, that's a very good point! and it's also the reason why i haven't updated this article with my progress yet - still busy clearing out replacement hard drives...
Aug
3
comment same harddrive on the same controller, but different cylinder/head/sector
serial numbers as reported by GSmartControl: 6VPAR7SL and 6VPCY3TX. Don't think that gives any clues without some Seagate hard drive production facility database, does it ?
Aug
3
comment same harddrive on the same controller, but different cylinder/head/sector
thanks for the insight! I see I can ignore the issure. Still feels weird that there's different geometries for seemingly identical harddrives, especially as yet another pair of identical drives is reported with the same geometry - and moreover, the CHS values seem to change after I moved from GPT back to a DOS partition...
Aug
3
comment ZFS on FreeBSD: upgrade from 7.x to 8.2?
thanks for the info! :-) I actually did assume ZFS is indeed backwards compatible, but I could not import the pools on the 8.x system, so I asked just to double-check. It seems however I can not import them on the original 7.2 system either, so the pools themselves are the root of the problem, not the new system. BTW: on the original 7.2 system: ZFS filesystem version 6, ZFS storage pool version 6 (just for completeness sake)
Jul
19
comment linux freezes - how to find out if hardware or software is the cause?
OpenSUSE ran the entire night. Trying out Kubuntu 10.04 32 bit right now, but the difference is already visible. Seems like this is not hardware-related, it's Kubuntu 10.04 64bit freezing. I really feel kinda stupid right now - but then, I never had any Linux just freeze without any further message, unless there was a hardware issue...
Jul
16
comment linux freezes - how to find out if hardware or software is the cause?
I get 'Content not found' on your link, did you mean kde-look.org/content/show.php/Sensors-Monitor?content=111150 ?
Jul
15
comment linux freezes - how to find out if hardware or software is the cause?
the data was not on that machine when the trouble started, i've used these drives for quite a while now and never had any issues, so there's some reason to believe they're ok. i haven't copied anything.
Jul
15
comment linux freezes - how to find out if hardware or software is the cause?
i thought about booting freebsd before, but there doesn't seem to be a ready to use live system i can boot from a usb stick, so i might go with opensuse as you suggested or centos. a different distribution will probably use the same filesystem drivers, so some bsd might be required in the end after all. i'm diffing two folders of approximately 500GB each. unfortunately, they're on ntfs and hfs+ drives which makes matters more complex.
Jul
15
comment linux freezes - how to find out if hardware or software is the cause?
thanks for your response! :-) it is always possible that temperature contributes to the problem, but there is quite a lot of fans in the machine, the case is open, no hardware gets more than handwarm, no airflow errors in hd smart data and i would rather expect the machine to shut down instead of just freeze - or at least log some errors.
Jan
13
comment how to prevent log output from PostgreSQL stored procedure?
PS: care to remove the \ in front of \copy so later readers don't get confused ?
Jan
13
comment how to prevent log output from PostgreSQL stored procedure?
fantastic! thanks for the tip! :-) If -q is added to the -A -t parameters, the COPY log output is also suppressed. Now all I see is warnings and errors, just what I wanted.