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I blog at Opinionated Programmer. You can play Solitr, my CoffeeScript solitaire game.

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Jul
31
asked Is it safe to make ssmtp SUID root?
Jul
27
awarded  Necromancer
Jul
25
comment What is the fastest filesystem to use under Linux on EC2 for MySQL?
It's not about writing 1s, it's about writing anything at all (according to the slides I linked). Presumably Amazon lazily allocates the space.
Jul
25
revised Do I need to run ntpd in my EC2 instance?
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Jul
23
awarded  Tumbleweed
Jul
18
revised mysql upstart job hangs if database directory not mounted
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Jul
16
revised mysql upstart job hangs if database directory not mounted
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Jul
16
asked mysql upstart job hangs if database directory not mounted
Jul
8
comment 100% non-interactive Debian dist-upgrade
For those that only want to upgrade (rather than dist-upgrade) on Ubuntu, try the unattended-upgrade package.
Jun
23
comment Nice rsync on remote machine
You might consider using ionice as well, e.g. --rsync-path="ionice -c 3 nice rsync", though modern Linuxes automatically reduce the IO priority for nice'd processes (see the man page I linked).
Jun
12
revised Why don't EC2 ubuntu images have swap?
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Jun
12
awarded  Revival
Jun
12
revised Why don't EC2 ubuntu images have swap?
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Jun
12
revised Why don't EC2 ubuntu images have swap?
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Jun
12
answered Why don't EC2 ubuntu images have swap?
Jun
11
awarded  Scholar
Jun
11
accepted Linux: Where to put the swap file
Jun
11
comment Linux: Where to put the swap file
I personally don't really care about the last few percentage points of swap performance enough to take the extra complexity of a separate partition. If my server starts seriously swapping, I have a problem anyway. The swap space is more of a last-resort safety net in case some process starts gobbling up memory.
Jun
11
revised 100% non-interactive Debian dist-upgrade
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11
answered 100% non-interactive Debian dist-upgrade