Apr 25 2006

JFS Rocks

My PVR has JFS for it's storage.. I wanted to resize my storage area, so I modified my lvm config and then I started looking for a jfs.resizefs or similar tool
Didn't find it.. found something better ..

mount -o remount,resize /home/tv/store

And tada.. filesystem resized. That really rules !

Apr 25 2006

Open source bait-and-switch

Steven just posted Open source bait-and-switch a tought I planned on posting myselve for a couple of months .. I never found the words..

Apr 24 2006

kernel-xen0, kernel-xen-hypervisor

A couple of weeks ago I noted that in the beta's of FC5 they changed
package names ! of Xen. So now I`m doing a new install on brand new FC5 box and guess what..

This is the box that has been upgraded from beta to FC5

  root@mine2 ~# rpm -qa | grep hypervisor
  kernel-xen-hypervisor-2.6.15-1.1955_FC5

This is the one with FC5 from sctrach ..

 root@cnode1 yum.repos.d# rpm -qa | grep xen
 kernel-xen0-2.6.16-1.2096_FC5
 xen-3.0.1-4

So Fedora people .. please make up your mind :))

Apr 21 2006

Starting MySQL

Yet another funky dns problem :)

/etc/init.d/mysqld start

Initializing MySQL database: Neither host 'DB-A' nor 'localhost' could be looked up with
/usr/bin/resolveip
Please configure the 'hostname' command to return a correct hostname.
If you want to solve this at a later stage, restart this script with
the --force option

Apr 19 2006

More on OS X Virtualization in OS X 10.5 | www.moshebar.com

In More on OS X Virtualization in OS X 10.5 Moshe states

I really don't get all the fuss about virtualization on OS X. If you have an Apple it is because you like working with OS X, so why bother with Windows?

So, lemme "translate" .. If you are running Linux it is because you like working with Linux , so why bother with Windows in a VM ? :))

Apr 18 2006

openMosix 2.6 userland tools BETA

David Santo Orcero just outed the alpha of his 2.6 openmosix userland tools.
I really really should start finding some time to work on the central git repository for the kernel tree.

Apr 17 2006

Missing lots of conferences

Whow, seems like next couple of weeks will be extermely busy when looking at conferences, In the next couple of weeks there is the MySQL User Conference, Fisl is about to start and I`m going to miss all of them , them being at the other side of the ocean. I`m making my travel arrangements for LinuxTag where I`ll be helping out in the Grid and Virtualisiation track however. Not sure about my plans for the rest of the year.

Not going to all these conferences means that I`ll have lots more time to get some stuff done, such as upgrading some of my test platforms to a more recent CentOS version so that I don't have to build the MySQL Cluster binaries myselve but just use the ones provides by MySQL :)

As the weather plans on staying bad I`m also planning on more explicitly documenting how to bootstrap a hybrid infrastructure and start using centralised package mangement tools .

Apr 10 2006

BarCamp Brussels

Looks like the date is set .. 20 may : BarCamp Brussels

Apr 10 2006

RedHat & Jboss

In contrary to what this article on infoworld claims, Redhat just agreed to Acquire JBoss.

Apr 06 2006

MySQL Feature: Incredible Bug Response Time

MySQL Bugs: #18866: ndbd segfaults when starting 2 times

Jonas is just incredible, not even 3 minutes after I report a bug he replies to it. It takes me 4 minutes to realise it's actually duplicate, and by the time I want to comment on that myselve I see that he already made the same comment.

No way you can ever get that from a proprietary software company !