VRRP for Opensolaris

A recent code putback remembered me of writing about a small feature that found it’s integration into Opensolaris Build 129. It’s the VRRP service - or in it’s long form:...

PSARC/2009/685 - Basic Network Privilege

At the end of the last year, an interesting case found its way into the ARC process: PSARC/2009/685 Basic Network Privilege. This privilege would control the ability of a process...

links for 2010-01-07

Flying With Fish - In-Flight Theft : How Thieves Go Unnoticed On Planes (tags: aviation) Goettliche Komoedie (Streckfuss 1876)/Paradiso - Wikisource (tags: dante) Goettliche Komoedie (Streckfuss 1876)/Purgatorio - Wikisource (tags:...

Christmas present

Mika must have been a very polite boy last year given this size of a christmas present: “Santa’s got a huge sleigh this year…”. Or did you get your present...

The Deliverer's knowledge: Sun Cluster Step by Step - How to add an additional node to an existing single-node cluster?

(Foreword from Joerg: The next installment of “The Deliverer’s Knowledge” is a pretty advanced topic: Sun Cluster. This article it’s a cooperation, Heiko wrote the technical side of tutorial, i...

Detecting Mysql full-table scans with dtrace

Robert Milkowski wrote an article about detecting a full-table scan with dtrace without app-specific probes: Identifying a Full Table Scan in MySQL with Dtrace. No need to use the slow...

links for 2010-01-06

Parrot AR.Drone - Quadrotor helicopter with wifi and 2 cameras - AR.Drone games for iPhone and iPod touch (tags: iphone video mobile wifi toys games gadgets robotics helicopter)

zpool split in-depth

Mark Musante wrote an interesting article about the inner workings of zpool spliting and the usage of this feature: Seven Years of Good Luck: Splitting Mirrors.

zpool split

ZFS got an interesting addition a few days ago: With the integration of PSARC/2009/511 you can tell ZFS to split off mirror devices , create an own zpool from them...

Nice addition for my file server

I found an interesting way to mount more drives into my fileserver in the comments of an article about his new fileserver in Kris Koehntopps blog: The Raidsonic ICY Dock...

links for 2010-01-04

Gegen Luege und Dummheit : Textarchiv : Berliner Zeitung Archiv (tags: journalismus medienwandel internet medien) Pentaerythritol tetranitrate - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (tags: terrorism nitropenta PETN underwearbomber)

Apropos nude scanning and the media

It turned out that the images of a story about “What a nude scanner” in germanys favorite gossip catapult and tabloid were faked: BildBlog - a watchblog dedicated to this...

Nude scanners revisited - again

There is a lot of discussion about the backscatter scanners (or as the media calls them: “nude scanners”) in Germany at the moment. Technically it’s in discussion for a long...

A prototypical opensource user

We just found out, that a colleage of mine is a typical open source users behaviour - rants about missing features and clamours about bugs, but don’t change a thing...

Job offering at microsoft.com

Looks like Opensource is really huring Microsoft, so if you don’t mind to work for the evil empire, there is an interesting job offering: Linux and Open Office Compete Lead...

Winter

Selfmade SSDs - or: the tale of thinking too complex ....

Frequent readers of my blog know that i’m using an Notebook via iSCSI to emulate a SSD. At the moment my SSD is an old Acer Aspire notebook. It works...

Fireworks

I’ve made some photos of the fireworks at midnight in a gallery at SmugMug. Not that spectacular … looks like a recession time firework ;)

Happy new year!

Wishes

I want to wish all my readers a good start into 2010 and hope you all will have a good and successful second decade of this century!