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Linux File System Conformance Tests

It’s nice when filesystems benchmark fast, but even nicer when they don’t lose your files or go readonly. Thus the need for filesystem conformance testing. Some popular tools are: File System Exerciser (fsx) mt_write File System Reliability Test Suite Linux … Continue reading

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Open Source Software Configuration Management Systems

There’s a lot of configuration management tools, but here’s the most common that I encounter: Tool Date Boot Initial Config Change Mgmt W Dev Lang Config Lang Licence OS Redhat Anaconda/ Kickstart 1994 Y Y N W Python/C kickstart.cfg/ Unix … Continue reading

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Visual diff Utilities on Linux

The diff utility is widely used by programmers on linux for comparing file changes, but there are some handy, lesser-known comparison utilities that are more visual and still included for free with linux distros and Mac OS X: sdiff is … Continue reading

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Some ZFS News

Phoronix has a really well-written article on ZFS, including news on a company planning to release a CDDL-licensed linux kernel module. ZFS is the holy grail of filesystems. Many Database Administrators have switched from Linux to Solaris because ZFS has … Continue reading

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O’Reilly Open Source Conference 2010, Portland

Once again, the O’Reilly Open Source Conference (OSCON) was held in Portland, Oregon. It was a good conference, and we had beautiful weather all week long. Executive Summary The themes promoted by the conference organizers were Cloud Computing, NoSQL, Emerging … Continue reading

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