Tagged "sysadmin"

Everybody root

Making things like this excites and terrifies me in equal measure. robn/everybody-root

A status dashboard

A couple of weeks ago I had a big sook about how I wanted to deploy Stashboard as a service dashboard for Fastmail.

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Upgrading the office servers

Upgrading the office servers. These are actually more effort than my production servers, which have remote consoles. In our production environment, everything is installed from FAI and git - literally <10 minutes from blank machine to production-ready (as in, press one button to start fully-configured production services and start taking traffic).

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I bisected a kernel problem!

I bisected a kernel problem! Maybe not a bug, but certainly not working right. Feeling smart :) Linux-Kernel Archive: Re: PROBLEM: modprobe hang at startup (3.

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Steam Linux

Not bad. Getting it going on Debian is a pain (libc6 is too old, even on unstable). The fine gamer forums recommend installing libc6 direct from Ubuntu, which is a ridiculously stupid thing to do.

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Regression

Sigh. Some regression somewhere in the ATA setup code in Linux 3.7 is stopping a X4500 booting. My build system is not really setup for supporting multiple kernels.

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APT policy facts

Something I learned today: APT policy will ignore release information from the repository if it can’t verify the repository signature. When that happens, any pinning rules that try to match release information won’t fire.

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Computer has been getting slower and slower...

Computer has been getting slower and slower lately, usually disk thrashing. This is not supposed to happen on a SSD, right?

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ZFS on Linux pretty much just works

ZFS on Linux pretty much just works. I was surprised, tbh. zpool1 32T 0 32T 0% /zpool1 I’ve had it running on Solaris for a while, of course, but its our only Solaris machine and its not really sanely integrated into the rest of our management infrastructure (which mostly assumes Linux).

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don't you die on me!

I use IRC a lot, both for work and personal stuff. I use bip, an IRC proxy, to keep me in my channels all the time and log stuff so that I never miss a thing.

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this one time, at band camp...

Another little program from my toolbox. This one I’m quite proud of. Its a tiny little file transfer tool I call otfile (that is, one time file).

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location location location

My laptop has had an interesting couple of days. The main filesystem went read-only a couple of nights ago after a couple of random journal errors.

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