I was just refreshing my knowledge about filesystems… In FreeBSD it is definately easier to investigate fs behavior. You can just do a hexdump of a directory. In Solaris and Linux this does not work. Hexdump of zfs directory is not very interesting….
I really like it. It’s a pure magic… It’s pkgng. So, my task is to deploy about 20-30 servers (jails) for practical courses in PostgreSQL. So, every student will have its own unique DBMS to crack and crash. Two years ago I said students to do:
# cd /usr/ports/databases/postgresql84-server/ && make install
So, for half a lesson we monitored building
I’ve just installed redmine 1.3.2 on FreeBSD server and met several inconviniences.
- It is not in ports
- It depends on old versions of different ruby gems, which are already not in ports.
In particular, it didn’t want to work with rack 1.4.1 and I had to do
# gem install rake -v=1.1.0
- It doesn’t have rc script to startup Webrick
So, sometimes I have to type some text in French. And I dislike AZERTY layout, it’s too unfamiliar. So, what should I do? Right, to use altgr-intl US layout. To do this you just need to set XKB Variant to “altgr-intl” (something like this in hal policy file – /usr/local/etc/hal/fdi/policy/x11-input.fdi on my FreeBSD system):
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="ISO-8859-1"?>
There is one fundamental flaw in raidz ZFS pools: you can’t add devices to raidz (as opposed to usual raid5). So, could we do anything to expand our pool without full rebuilding? Yes, if we are ready to sacrifice one more disk.
From zpool man page:
A pool can have any number of virtual devices at the top of the
I’ve just managed to create initial prototype of repmgr port for FreeBSD. Port compiles, but repmgrd dumps core for unknown reason… Need to investigate. Shell archive of the port is provided.
Updated: repmgrd works fine with included patch.
# This is a shell archive. Save it in a file, remove anything before
# this line, and then unpack it by