Reputation
585
Top tag
Next privilege 1,000 Rep.
See votes, expandable usercard
Badges
2 11
Newest
 Nice Answer
Impact
~42k people reached

  • 0 posts edited
  • 1 helpful flag
  • 237 votes cast
Mar
21
comment Server RAM vs PC RAM
Why would you buy one piece of 8 GB RAM? Most any server has at least 4 RAM slots. If you needed maximum RAM you would buy 4 8GB pieces. If you needed 8GB you would buy 4 2GB pieces. But never 1 8GB piece...
Mar
9
comment Is it normal to get hundreds of break-in attempts per day?
Instead of iptables rules or hosts.deny try using ipsets. You make a iptables rule to block every IP/network in the set, then add IPs to the set. The ipset implementation is very fast: much faster than the iptables rule chains.
Mar
4
answered Mirrored Mode RAM: Is it worth it?
Feb
22
awarded  Scholar
Feb
22
accepted VirtualBox cannot start a virtual machine on Windows 7
Feb
8
answered VirtualBox cannot start a virtual machine on Windows 7
Feb
8
asked VirtualBox cannot start a virtual machine on Windows 7
Feb
2
comment Is it safe to use consumer MLC SSDs in a server?
One trick to get more reserve space out of a drive is to do the secure erase, then partition it with a large fraction unused. This free space will add to the SSD's performance and lifetime.
Nov
15
answered How to detect a hidden process in linux?
Oct
20
comment RAID 5 with big SATA disks. Do or don't?
Seeks are often slower on the big commercial drives because it takes longer to find the right data track.
Jan
9
answered How i can run nutch on linux kernel?
Sep
16
comment Linux box time dilation, part 2
Good idea. It does sound like Linux is using TSC on a CPU with variable TSC and power saving modes.
Sep
16
answered What is the most effective way to setup a linux web server for manual failover
Aug
19
answered dirtied inode
Aug
16
answered Will a 64-bit RAID card in a 32-bit PCI slot make me cry later, even though it works now?
Jul
24
comment Advantages and disadvantages of ARM vs x-86 processors in future laptops
Most of GCC's optimizations happen regardless of the instruction set being compiled for. In fact, GCC is one of the more used ARM compilers already.
Jul
21
answered Caching/preloading files on Linux into RAM
Jul
18
comment What is ECC ram and why is it better?
I disagree with the article. I think everyone should be using ECC. I wasn't going to give in but I wanted a new Core I7 enough that I finally did. However, I am sure my 6GB of RAM are picking up errors all over the place.
Jul
18
comment What is ECC ram and why is it better?
A bit error in a number anywhere, including someone's small business finance package can be very small or very large. It all depends on what bit.
Jul
15
comment Do you consider Java on your Linux server to be a problem?
I consider any Java software that won't run on the very newest 1.6 JVM in both 32 and 64 bit mode to be horribly broken.